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· Tyson announces testing results for Washington & Benton County facilities
· China Suspends Poultry Imports From Tyson Foods Plant In Arkansas
· Tyson Foods Shares Slide As China Suspends Chicken Imports After Coronavirus Outbreak in Arkansas Plant
Tyson announces testing results for Washington & Benton County facilities
Jun 19, 2020
SPRINGDALE, Ark. —
Tyson Foods, Inc. announced the results of coroanvirus testing at its facilities in Benton and Washington Counties on Friday, June 19.
According to a news release, of the 3,748 team members tested, 481 tested positive for COVID-19, 455 were asymptomatic.
A Tyson spokesperson said the company is pursuing community outreach efforts to educate team members on the risks of COVID-19, and how to stay healthy at work and at home.
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China Suspends Poultry Imports From Tyson Foods Plant In Arkansas
Jason Slotkin, NPR
June 21, 2020
China is halting the import of poultry from a Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas following an outbreak of coronavirus cases at the facility.
The nation's General Administration of Customs office made the announcement on Sunday, saying shipments from the plant would be temporarily suspended, while products that have already arrived will be seized.
Tyson Foods confirmed to NPR that the announcement pertains to its Berry Street facility in Springdale, Ark., where 227 workers tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month. All but four of them were asymptomatic, according to Tyson.
The company said that tests of its facilities in northwest Arkansas showed that 481 employees, or 13% of 3,748 employees, had tested positive. The company said 455 of those employees (95%) were asymptomatic.
In a statement, Tyson Foods said it was investigating reports of the suspension.
"At Tyson, our top priority is the health and safety of our team members, and we work closely with the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service to ensure that we produce all of our food in full compliance with government safety requirements," the company said…
Tyson Foods Shares Slide As China Suspends Chicken Imports After Coronavirus Outbreak in Arkansas Plant
Tyson is investigating a coronavirus outbreak at its Springdale, Arkansas plant, but noted that health experts say there is "no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food."
Martin Baccardax, TheStreet
Jun 22, 2020
Tyson Foods TSN shares slumped lower Monday after China said it would suspend poultry imports from the world's biggest producer following an outbreak of coronavirus infections at its plant in Springdale, Arkansas.
China's General Administration of Customs announced the decision via its website on Sunday, adding to a suspension of pork products from a COVID-19 hit production facility in Germany last week. Coronavirus cases have been rising in China for that past ten days, lead by a surprise outbreak in the capital city of Beijing. In fact, PepsiCo China said it shuttered one of its food-processing plants in the city's Daxing district Sunday after discovering positive tests among a number of employees.
As part of its effort to control the recent outbreak, China's customs officials have told food producers from around the world that they're willing to take "all necessary measures to eliminate food safety risks and protect consumer health."
Tyson said last Friday that 481 workers, from a labor force of 3,748 in two Arkansas facilities, tested positive for the coronavrius, but noted that only...