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President issues executive order to keep meat processing plants open

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Plant closures place a potential threat to meat supplies

By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times editor

WASHINGTON — With processing plant closures, panic buying and a contagious and deadly virus working its way through the nation — will this lead to a shortage of fresh meat products?

President Donald Trump, on April 28, through the Defense Production Act, issued an Executive Order defining meat processing plants as part of the country’s critical infrastructure, and that they will remain open.

A release from the White House states, “It is important that processors of beef, pork, and poultry. . .

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