Meat processing plants will be keeping their lights on. This, as President Trump has signed an executive order forcing the facilities to stay open amid the coronavirus pandemic. Analysts say that without it, meat production capacity could fall by as much as 80% across the country.
As we told you yesterday, Tyson Foods went public with claims that the ‘supply chain’ is breaking as it relates to meat products. A number of plants have been closed recently with workers falling ill, and those same workers are saying that the issue has been that meat companies aren’t doing enough to protect them.
Trump’s order will fall under the Defense Production Act. Trump argues "any unnecessary closures can quickly have a large affect on the food supply chain."
Source: The Hill