Smithfield Foods to close Patrick Cudahy plant for two weeks

Company says a “small number” of employees there have tested positive for COVID-19

Smithfield, Virginia-based Smithfield Foods Inc. announced today that it will close its Patrick Cudahy dry sausage and bacon plant in Cudahy for two weeks, beginning later this week. Some employees at the plant have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, the company said. The move comes as the company closes its plant in Sioux Falls,

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