Apr 20, 2020 - Health

JBS shuts down Minnesota pork plant due to coronavirus outbreak

The Greeley JBS meat packing plant

The Greeley, Colorado, JBS meatpacking plant also closed recently due to the coronavirus. Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

JBS, the world's largest meat processor, will temporarily shut down a plant in southwestern Minnesota due to a coronavirus outbreak among workers, the company announced Monday.

The big picture: Meat plants have been hit hard by the virus, spiking prices across the country as a result of similar shutdowns. Labor unions have filed safety complaints as a result, claiming workers aren't being protected due to their confined working spaces and lack of personal protective equipment.

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