Packing Woes Continue With JBS Fire, Tyson Computer Glitch


By Greg Henderson, Drovers   

September 13, 2021


A fire at the JBS beef plant in Grand Island, Neb., on Sunday night forced a halt to slaughter and fabrication lines on Monday. Crews continued to battle the blaze throughout the night and into Monday morning which was described as a six-alarm fire.


Tyson Fresh Meats facility in Dakota City, Neb., reported computer issues on Monday that stopped the lines early but were resumed by mid-day.


The Grand Island fire department responded to the fire at about 9:45 Sunday night. Sources said the fire was located in the roof and in the walls on the rendering side of the plant, which was described as a total loss on Monday. According to scanner traffic, styrofoam in the roof was involved, reported Nebraska TV. No injuries were reported.


On Facebook, JBS said "fabrication and slaughter A and B shift will not be working September 13, 2021," adding "we will post updates as soon as possible."


The Grand Island facility...