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.