COVID: Is Pork Getting Chopped?

COVID: Is Pork Getting Chopped?

(NewsReady.com) – COVID-19 has, perhaps, most visibly affected hospital staff on the frontlines of the outbreak. Next might be grocery store workers and food delivery services. Logistical services, like the truckers, the USPS, FedEx, and Amazon, are also under a great deal of stress and facing unique challenges.

Our food manufacturing industry is also getting hit hard, part of which includes meat processing plants.

Pork production in the US is taking a significant hit due to the coronavirus. Some plants, like Smithfield in South Dakota, are shutting down. The plant had originally planned to close for 3 days, though that could be extended to at least 14 days. Other processing plants are lowering production rates to stay on top of sanitary measures.

If this keeps up, America’s supply of protein could suffer a great deal.

Meat plant closures demonstrate how vulnerable global supply chains are in the midst of this crisis. As it stands in the short-term, you may not be able to stock up on your favorite sources of protein until the pandemic is under control. Fortunately, President Donald Trump is working hard to get America back to work.

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30 COMMENTS

  1. Yes I agree let’s be careful open up the country ! keep distance and get closer to God and our Lord Jesus Christ after all His in control and as soon as we realize that and Repent I believe things will get better . May Lord help us all .

  2. No more purchasing from China. In my life, if the label says from China, I will not purchase it. Used to be that way years ago. Will go back to that.

  3. I pray the good Lord protect and guide all
    His children and this United States if America. In Jesus Name We Pray and everyone says: Amen!!🙏

  4. From now on…no foreign ownerships, no food from or processed in foreign countries…MADE IN AMERICA is all I want to see…yes, I’m willing to pay more.

  5. To David in MA on April 16: That’s exactly what is happening. Raise the hogs here, ship to China for slaughter and processing, then ship the product back. How on earth is there any room for profit in that? I won’t won’t anything that comes out of China. They have very lax standards and no human rights so that goes for food too.

    • I think China owns much property here in the States so they are doing it under our nose. Heard they were doing chickens too. We know we need to pray over our food and now we need to pray more.

    • Hauling a load of hogs in a truck for a day is enough of a job. I couldn’t imagine loading hogs on a ship, to go on a week long trip, to get butchered. So it aint happening. Or if it is, do the Missouri thing, and “Show Me” the photos.

  6. China, now owner of Smithfield meat plant, uses its shutting down as another means of putting pressure on us for repercussions that might be coming due to their virus. Chinese companies should not be allowed to purchase U.S companies or property inside our borders. Smithfield very unpatriotic move just plain greed.

    • I have not read it lately, but recall from school, many years ago, that the Constitution prevents any foreign ownership of any American land or companies.
      Anyone up to date on this and can show it in the Constitution? AND, no opinions, plain fact!

  7. I am trying my darndist to understand how one plant closing affects everyone. I am having issues in that pork products are pig meat without human hands touching the product since the early 60’s. Sad also to say that even after the meat is in the pkg, it gets bombarded with rays that disinfect the entire pkg. Food grade plastic allows this to be done. A MAJOR issue is getting the crops in to feed the pigs who supply the meat which is processed for us to eat. Open up the country so food gets to growing!!!!!

  8. Sioux Falls, S Dakota has a rising Muslim population by what I understand. Maybe the Smithfield bacon plant has more than one reason to close this plant and the coronavirus threat is just a PC reason to shut down the plant at that location? Just wondering!

  9. Smithfield IS A CHINESE OWNED COMPANY>>> and I’ll never buy any more of that product<….BUT more dangerous than COVID 19 from CHINA are the Congressional {PORKERS ( Pelosi-SCHUMER+ democrats Bastrads) who will WASTE money needed for SAFETY of our COVID FIGHTERS that they waste on Planned Parenthood, WHO, and the KENNEDY CENTER which IS CLOSED!!!!

  10. Smithfield just sold their company to China! I won’t be buying their products anymore, anyway. Too bad – they have the best bacon on the market. And yes, people will be hoarding pork now, too. Stop it, people!!

    • Ever wonder where their pigs come from, and how they are raised?
      OR, could it be like chickens, raised in America, sent to China for processing, and then returned to America to sell?

  11. Yes I think its time we open back our country its not going to stop this VIRUS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE PEOPLE TO DIE AND DON’T GET ME WRONG I HAVE LOST MY WHOLE FAMILY TO CANCER AND MY YOUNGEST SON KILLED HIS SELF SO YOU SEE I KNOW WHAT DEATH IS. I WANT OUR AMERICA TO BE WHAT IT WAS AT THE END OF2019.

  12. “Smithfield has shut the plant, which accounts for 5% of the nation’s pork production” But idiots reading this will now create more empty shelves. It will not effect the Muslims.

  13. AWESOME, Lets get back to work and get this country back up and running before we do not have a country.

    • Cannot conquer up militarily, so do the bio approach then the food supply and finally push to the point America goes bankrupt with no jobs and no substance,
      1929 will look like a picnic!

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