Friday, March 26, 2021

COVID-19 in packing plants relatively low

The infection rate for workers in meat and poultry plants was lower in January than in the general United States population.

Meatingplace Magazine reports that the rate among meat-plant workers was 32.64 per 100,000 compared with 78.59 for the general population.

Yet U.S. news media continued to highlight outbreaks at packing plants and news that the national Office of Safety and Health Administration sent letters to Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods and JBS USA informing them they are under investigation.