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    Default Smithfield is closing its pork processing & Tyson Food COVID-19 outbreak concern

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Virginia-based Smithfield Foods announced Sunday that it is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux Falls until further notice after hundreds of employees tested positive for the coronavirus — a step the head of the company warned could hurt the nation’s meat supply.
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    Default Re: Smithfield announced Sunday that it is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux

    Smithfield Foods, Inc., is a meat-processing company based in Smithfield, Virginia, in the United States, and a wholly ownedsubsidiary of WH Group of China

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    Default Re: Smithfield announced Sunday that it is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux

    And the right put their state rep on a pedestal just last week for what seemed to be a story to open up the economy very quickly. Yep she was their star for the day on Glenn Beck.
    Hurry back to work so you can risk your life for the economists. Hurry! Put your life and your families lives at risk for them huge wages.

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    Default Re: Smithfield announced Sunday that it is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux

    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    Smithfield Foods, Inc., is a meat-processing company based in Smithfield, Virginia, in the United States, and a wholly ownedsubsidiary of WH Group of China
    I didn't know it was Chinese owned. All the more reason for stronger government FDA inspections.

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    Default Re: Smithfield announced Sunday that it is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux

    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    I didn't know it was Chinese owned. All the more reason for stronger government FDA inspections.
    I didn't know that either.. I do remember a few years ago about China buying it but I thought the government got involved and stopped the sale..

    Just looked it up.. 2013 is when the sale went through..
    Last edited by crazy; 04-13-2020 at 11:03 AM.

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    Default Re: Smithfield announced Sunday that it is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    I didn't know that either.. I do remember a few years ago about China buying it but I thought the government got involved and stopped the sale..

    Just looked it up.. 2013 is when the sale went through..
    Seems to me I read a few years back about the pig processing,I can’t find the info but I believe the pigs were raised here and shipped to China to be slaughtered,butchered and packed there and then shipped back here for our consumption.I will continue to look for the link,I stopped buying pork of any kind packaged years ago,get all mine from local farmers and butcher


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    Default Re: Smithfield announced Sunday that it is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux

    Quote Originally Posted by 1484-1075 View Post
    Seems to me I read a few years back about the pig processing,I can’t find the info but I believe the pigs were raised here and shipped to China to be slaughtered,butchered and packed there and then shipped back here for our consumption.I will continue to look for the link,I stopped buying pork of any kind packaged years ago,get all mine from local farmers and butcher


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    I actually did see a news article recently on FB about this and I cannot find it now but you are saying is exactly what the article said.

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    Default Re: Smithfield announced Sunday that it is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    I actually did see a news article recently on FB about this and I cannot find it now but you are saying is exactly what the article said.
    I read that but asked myself this.
    How expensive would it be to ship pigs, across the ocean, to butcher and package them to sell back in the US ?
    I didn't believe it. Smithfield's web site says it doesn't do that either.
    Here is an article.

    Fact check: Smithfield Foods is not selling meat that was slaughtered, processed in China
    April 15, 2020 - In 2013, shareholders of Smithfield Foods voted to approve a partnership with Shuanghui International Holdings Limited, a private company based in Hong Kong that holds a majority of shares in China’s largest meat processor, Henan Shuanghui Investment & Development Co. Ltd.
    Forbes also reported the Chinese acquisition of Smithfield does not mean that Americans will be eating Chinese cuts. “Shuanghui isn’t looking to offload Chinese pork in Los Angeles. What it wants is to become the leading player in China.”

    Smithfield’s website further states that “Smithfield has not, does not, and will not import any products from China to the United States. No Smithfield products come from animals raised, processed or packaged in China.”
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...at/2987004001/

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    Default Re: Smithfield announced Sunday that it is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    I actually did see a news article recently on FB about this and I cannot find it now but you are saying is exactly what the article said.
    Here is an older article about it.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...at/2987004001/

    The claim: Smithfield Foods was recently sold to China with unanimous support of its stockholders. The hogs will be slaughtered and processed in China before being shipped back to the U.S.

    Smithfield Foods, an American meat-processing company, faces criticism in a claim shared by Facebook users saying hogs will be raised in the U.S. and sent to China to be slaughtered and packaged before coming back here. The post also says Smithfield Foods was recently sold to China.

    The March 21 Facebook post also urges people to refrain from buying food products such as Starkist Tuna, Green Giant frozen vegetables and grocery store garlic unless it is clearly marked from the USA or Canada.

    The post, which has been shared over 256,000 times as of April 14, is headlined with “read this before buying meat.”

    “The hogs will still be raised here, but slaughtered and packaged for sale there before being sent back there,” the post reads. “The same with many chickens. They can now be shipped there, but when they come back all that needs to be labeled is that they WERE RAISED IN THE USA.”

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    Default Re: Smithfield announced Sunday that it is closing its pork processing plant in Sioux

    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    Smithfield Foods, Inc., is a meat-processing company based in Smithfield, Virginia, in the United States, and a wholly ownedsubsidiary of WH Group of China
    Wow...owned by China. Unbelievable how our economic brainiac allowed a communist nation buy into our economy so much.
    A fool and his money shall part.....$20 trillion plus in debt...bye bye money.

 

 
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