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Major Meat Processors Survive Sandy Intact

Major meat processors on the east coast weathered the worst of Hurricane Sandy on Monday without many complications, trade publication Meatingplace reported Tuesday.

Overall, the five processors contacted by Meatingplace reported little more than temporary closures at plants over concern for employee safety. Some deliveries to northeast locations have been delayed, however.

The facilities of Sanderson Farms (N.C.), Perdue (Md., Del. and Ga.), Cargill (Va., Pa. and N.J.), Tyson Foods (Va. and Pa.), and Smithfield Foods (Va. and Md.) all appear on-track to resume regular operations by Wednesday at the latest.

Deliveries may take longer than Wednesday to fully return to schedule.

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  • guest12345

    It is interesting to read these facilities have weathered the storm “without many complications”. However, the food distribution centers located in the hurricane hit areas may have experienced atleast a minimum of flooding, and it is very much possible for the bulk food containers/packages to be exposed to the  hurricane waters in the storage area. A careful evaluation of these distribution facilities need to be made before the ingredient in these distribution facilities are used for further processing.