The head of Tyson Foods warned of possible interruptions in the meat supply in the US

Millions of pounds of meat and offal will disappear from store shelves in the United States due to coronavirus. A pandemic is forcing production to close, resulting in a shortage of products, CNN reports April 27.

Three largest pork processing plants in the United States shutting down indefinitely

As John Tyson, chairman of the board of directors of Tyson Foods, wrote in a number of American media on the eve, the infection breaks production chains, American farmers have no one to sell their cattle.

According to the top manager, "millions of animals - chickens, pigs and cattle - will be destroyed due to the closure of processing facilities." As a result, stocks of food stores will be limited until such time as enterprises are not opened again.

Last week, Tyson Foods, which employs some 100,000 people, closed its pork factories in Waterloo, Iowa, and Logansport, Indiana. Employees are checked for viruses.

CNN recently spoke with three employees who worked at a plant in Waterloo. According to them, management has taken insufficient measures to protect them from COVID-19. One employee said that social distance at work was not possible.

Currently, some of the largest meat processing plants have closed after thousands of employees across the country received a positive coronavirus test result.

Pork processing plants were hit hardest, with the three largest in the United States shutting down indefinitely - Smithfield Foods in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, JBS pork processing in Worthington, Minnesota, and Tyson Foods in Waterloo, Iowa. These three enterprises produce 15% of all American pork.