China has reportedly suspended chicken imports from Arkansas Tyson Foods plant due to coronavirus infected crops.
What We Know:
- Tyson Foods has been feeding families since 1935 and is based in Springdale, Arkansas.
- On Friday, June 22nd, Tyson Foods announced that 227 employees tested positive for COVID-19 at its Berry Street facility in Springdale, Arkansas.
- Due to this, China’s General Administration Customs Office reported that shipments from the facility would be temporarily suspended and products already in the country will be seized.
- The spokesman said that all global and U.S. health organizations say that there is no actual evidence to support the transmission of the virus with food.
- Tyson Foods stated, “tests of its facilities in northwest Arkansas showed 481 employees or 13% tested positive – of whom 455 or nearly 95% were asymptomatic out of 3,748 tested positive– Several other coronavirus outbreaks at Tyson plants have occurred in several parts of the U.S.”
- According to a New York Times database, more than 2,304,200 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 120,100 have died.
Tyson is looking into getting help from COVID-19 outreach efforts to help keep team members and communities safe.