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Meatpackers in the Americas accelerate automation after outbreaks, lagging Europe

Meatpackers in the Americas accelerate automation after outbreaks, lagging Europe

By: Rod Nickel, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Ana Mano
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 1st, 2020
As coronavirus outbreaks among workers closed several Canadian meat plants, Henry Mizrahi saw a different future for Lesters Foods, the hot dog factory he runs in Montreal.
Meat Was Once in Short Supply Amid Pandemic. Now, It’s on Sale. - WSJ

Meat Was Once in Short Supply Amid Pandemic. Now, It’s on Sale.

By: Jacob Bunge and Jaewon Kang
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 20th, 2020
After springtime shortages, supermarkets are selling meat for lower prices as supplies rebound and exports decline.
Tyson Turns to Robot Butchers, Spurred by Coronavirus Outbreaks

Tyson Turns to Robot Butchers, Spurred by Coronavirus Outbreaks

By: Jacob Bunge and Jesse Newman
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: July 9th, 2020
The pandemic is speeding meatpackers’ shift from human meat cutters to automated ones, but machines can’t yet match people’s ability
Tyson Foods adopts weekly coronavirus testing for workers

Tyson Foods adopts weekly coronavirus testing for workers

By: Hannah Denham and Abha Bhattarai
Source: The Washington Post
Date of Publication: July 30th, 2020
The company behind Tyson, Jimmy Dean and Hillshire Farm will roll out the new protocol at all 140 of its U.S. production facilities.
US Grocery Prices See the Biggest Jump in Nearly 50 Years_Ad Week

US Grocery Prices See the Biggest Jump in Nearly 50 Years

By: Diana Pearl
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: May 12th, 2020
In April, the prices Americans were paying for their groceries spiked by the highest percentage seen in nearly 50 years.
Inside Smithfield, JBS and Tysons Food meat plants, fears grew of employees working sick, without protective gear - The Washington Post

As they rushed to maintain U.S. meat supply, big processors saw plants become covid-19 hot spots, worker illnesses spike

By: Taylor Telford, Kimberly Kindy
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: April 25th, 2020
Three of the nation’s largest meat processors failed to provide protective gear to all workers, and some employees say they were told to continue working in crowded plants even while sick as the coronavirus spread around the country and turned the facilities into infection hot spots, a Washington Post investigation has found.
FAQ_ What consumers need to know about the meat industry right now - The Washington Post.pdf

In one month, the meat industry’s supply chain broke. Here’s what you need to know.

By: Laura Reiley
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: April 28th, 2020
In one month, the meat industry’s supply chain broke. Here’s what you need to know. ‘The food supply chain is breaking,’ Tyson Foods says. That may not be an exaggeration.