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Deaths Expose Fears for Strength of U.S. Food-Supply Chain

  • Three Tyson, JBS employees were reported to have died
  • That’s fueling worries about supply disruptions as plants idle
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Some of the workers who help produce America’s food are starting to die because of the coronavirus.

At least three people who worked at plants owned by top U.S. meat packer Tyson Foods Inc. and a local unit of Brazil’s JBS SA were reported to have died from the pandemic. Companies including Cargill Inc., Sanderson Farms Inc. and Perdue Farms Inc. have also reported infections. Smithfield Foods Inc. has 80 cases at a facility in South Dakota.