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Letter from the Editor: Infections and deaths from COVID-19 in meat, poultry industries

23 days ago   |   By Food Safety News

Opinion
When Saul Sanchez, a 78-year old “green hat” supervisor at the JBS beef plant in Greeley, CO, died from COVID-19 this past April 7, nobody was thinking he might be the first of nearly 100 others in the industry to succumb to the virus. Sanchez worked at the Greeley beef plant for more than 30 years and he reported for work early in the pandemic and was among those who paid the ultimate price.
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report is now out with the human cost of keeping meat and poultry plants running this past spring and into the summer months as COVID-19 drags on. Market...
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