Jen Skerritt and Michael Hirtzer

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JBS to Shut Down Minnesota Pork Plant After COVID-19 Outbreak

A Kroger employee restocks meat at a store location in Kentucky in March 2019. A Kroger employee restocks meat at a store location in Kentucky in March 2019. Recent meat plant closures are stoking concern about the national supply. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

JBS SA, the world’s top meat company, will shutter its pork processing facility in Minnesota following an outbreak of the coronavirus, adding to concerns that slaughterhouse logjams will tighten meat supplies for consumers.

April 20, 2020