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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week: Tyson Takes Out Full Page Ads to Warn on Meat  Plant Closings


As Worker Infections Require Closings, the Meat Supply Chain is Broken, Tyson Says


April 29, 2020


Meat giant Tyson took the unusual steps of taking out full page newspaper ads last Sunday in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and a paper in its home state of Arkansas.


The message? That the closure of food-processing plants due workers getting sick with the      coronavirus is "breaking" the supply chain, according to the text heavy ad, shown as our Graphic of the Week:



While most of the focus of the nwes on meat processing plant closures at Tyson, Smithfield, and other firms has been on the potential for shortages, the Tyson adds notes that "farmers will be left without anywhere to sell livestock and "millions of animals — chickens, pigs and cattle — will be depopulated because of the closure of our processing facilities."


That indeed is already happening, while produce farmers are also destroying perfectly good products because demand has plummeted, especially from the restaurant sector, which remains largely closed.


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