Surprise! Tyson Foods Lied about Extent of Chinese Virus Infections at Iowa Meat Plants

If you have been a follower of my other blog, Refugee Resettlement Watch, for the last dozen years you know that BIG MEAT is a big topic there as the global meat giants including Cargill, JBS Swift, Smithfield Foods, and Tyson Foods among others have a voracious appetite for cheap immigrant labor.

You also know that US Refugee Resettlement agencies are all too eager to help them continue to receive a steady flow of refugees (before Trump that is!).

Trump and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds can play kissy-face, but its Republican politicians like her who turn a blind eye to the meatpackers that in my opinion are nearly as bad as the Leftwingers!

So this story does not surprise me, but figured I would post it here at ‘Frauds and Crooks’ in case some of you don’t already know about BIG MEAT and refugees. And, because ‘Frauds and Crooks’ is the appropriate place to post this news!

Of course Leftwing media reports like this one are meant to skewer the Republican governor and the President, but after years of watching the global meat and poultry industry destroy American towns, I personally am not going to gloss over the fact that Republicans like this are destroying our culture and economy by sucking up to global companies.

Just a reminder, it was then Senator Jeff Sessions who publicly fingered meatpackers as major drivers of amnesty and more immigration to the heartland.

From the Associated Press:

Outbreak at Iowa pork plant was larger than state reported

 

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The first confirmed coronavirus outbreak at an Iowa meatpacking plant was far more severe than previously known, with more than twice as many workers becoming infected than the state Department of Public Health told the public, newly released records show.

The department announced at a May 5 news conference that 221 employees at the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Columbus Junction had tested positive for COVID-19.

But days earlier, Tyson officials told Iowa workplace safety regulators during an inspection that 522 plant employees had been infected to their knowledge, documents obtained through the open records law show.

A dozen of the plant’s roughly 1,300 workers were believed to have been hospitalized by then, and two died after contracting the virus, Tyson officials told the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The discrepancy adds to mounting questions that the state health department faces about its handling of public information during the pandemic. The department last week forced out its longtime spokeswoman, who said she was ousted for pushing hard to fulfill media requests and that the agency’s delays and scripted talking points were embarrassing.

The agency has also faced criticism for seeking to charge thousands of dollars for open records requests and for not routinely announcing outbreaks in workplaces, among other things. The department said it has “gone above and beyond to provide up-to-date and comprehensive information” to the public.

The early April outbreak in Columbus Junction was the first of several at meatpacking plants across the state as the virus spread through crowded workplaces.

Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds took a pro-industry approach to managing those outbreaks in Iowa, the top pork-producing state. She worked with executives to continue production even as thousands of workers became infected and some died, and she applauded President Donald Trump’s order to keep such plants open throughout the country.

More here.

Changing America by changing the people ….

See Reynolds says she wants more refugees in Iowa, here.

And see here that she received campaign donations from Tyson Foods lobbyist.

As I have said repeatedly, find a local source of meat and poultry and stop buying products from global corporations changing America for the almighty buck!

One thought on “Surprise! Tyson Foods Lied about Extent of Chinese Virus Infections at Iowa Meat Plants

  1. I just watched a video of Joel Saltin, co-owner of Polyface Farm addressing the LeadershipInstitute.org/breakfast.
    A good person to know about who is successful producing food for Americans while challenging government regulations (government stupidity) and while creating agricultural jobs that are not factory repetitive, not harmful to human workers. There are other videos of Joel Saltin talking about Government vs. Polyface Farm but I haven’t watched those yet… He has some thoughts about how to solve the issue of food deserts in poor urban areas… do away with most government regulations and let neighbors sell food products to their neighbors! What a concept!

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