It is the largest producer of pork in the world, an important facility for planking US indefinitely after a crown outbreak among employees, with the caveat that the company closures across the country accept US beef “dangerously close to edge “of the deficit. Smithfield Foods is its Sioux Falls, South Dakota, pork processing plant, idle, up 5% of US production accounts for 4%, the company said in a statement Sunday. The move comes after state officials more than 200 cases of Covid-19 reported for the plant employees, has seen sick to a spike in infections adding that hundreds of American meat workers. The plants were forced load or reduce output. “The closure of this combined system with a growing list of other protein crops that have blinds about our industry, our country is driving dangerously close to the edge in terms of our meat supply,” said Smithfield Director Chief Ken Sullivan in declaration. “It ‘s impossible, our grocery stores stocked to keep if our systems do not work.” While it is unclear if the meat Leaders infections have something to do with work, the message is the vulnerability of global supply chains that are needed to keep stocked left empty food shelves purchases after panic. The closed plants and sick workers caused among other ailments caused by the virus, the most difficult to get for making food from producer to consumer. bottlenecks in transport trucks and snarled port traffic also contributed to why shoppers see empty shelves. The increase in cases has also increased concerns about the safety of workers. Deaths were for employees at meat facilities of JBS SA and Tyson Foods Inc. workers have reported in some cases, walk-out scene to protest working conditions. Its gasoline production lines close together in meat plants to create challenges for social distancing. The workers also share the breaking and changing rooms. , Shells originally planned Smithfield, listed properties in Hong Kong WH Group, the South Dakota plant for three days. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem asked to be extended to the company in a letter that he needed the closure of at least 14 days “to do more.” The 3700 Smithfield plant employees receive salaries for at least two weeks during the arrest. The company said it will open the attachment again when it receives further direction of local, state and federal. “Unfortunately Covid-19 cases are now ubiquitous in our country. The virus is affecting communities around the world. The agricultural sector and the food is not immune,” said Sullivan. “We run our facilities for a reason. To support the food security of our nation during this pandemic,” the workers in other parts of the food supply chain have started badly. In all likelihood, the number of cases in meat processing plants, farms, warehouses and packing plants continues to rise around the world. This is what an acute contradiction between the need to keep people safe and ensure that the world has enough to eat. To be clear, the question of a plant, posing in infection until health concerns due to appear by all accounts Covid-19 is not a food-borne illness. Deliveries from a farm or a production facility with a confirmed case can still be sent for distribution. And it’s important US stocks are still abundant, including respect of frozen pork. Yet there is a danger to the continuation of production. If a worker gets sick, the staff and all the people who came in contact with must be quarantined. Plants should also include deep cleaning. A Cargill Inc. plant in Pennsylvania was also temporarily closed due to an outbreak of employees. Some companies have also slow down the plants that provide services are set, instead of supermarkets. Sanderson Farms Inc., the third largest chicken processor in the United States, said earlier this month that it would result in plants, the big birds for food processing industry “well below capacity,” he said CEO Joe Sanderson. Virtually every food sector is to protect employees increased measures announced, including the meat giants like Smithfield and Cargill. Companies wash the application of hand and spray down the plants and break rooms. The shifts are staggered break and lunch are taken alone. There is a delicate balance for manufacturers that prioritize safety of workers, but also try to meet the huge increase in demand, the virus has caused. It strengthened, while some manufacturers to maintain the setting of food supply in the river, it is not easy to find workers, even with the increase in unemployment. The industry has struggled with a reputation for difficult working conditions since Upton Sinclair times, the American writer who wrote of abuse in his 1906 “The Jungle” novel. Manufacturers often rely heavily on places of migrant workers to fill jobs Americans shun the middle class. If more cases and an increasing number of mounted systems are forced to idle, it is difficult to say what will be the turning point in terms of supply difficulties. “We have a clear choice as a nation we are, or we go to the food products or not, even in the face of Covid-19,” said Sullivan Photo copyright Erin Bormett-Argus Leader / AP.