‘Historic failure’: pandemic tragedies in the meatpacking industry were decades in the making

‘Historic failure’: pandemic tragedies in the meatpacking industry were decades in the making

Companies and regulators have been accused of treating workers as cogs in a machine that feeds America’s meat obsession. Covid-19 only exposed the human cost

Early in the pandemic, Covid outbreaks were rampant in America’s meatpacking plants – the factories that kill, cut and package animals.

But the chairman of one of America’s biggest meat companies, Tyson, argued that these factories should stay open to feed Americans.

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