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Arkansas Updates: China Suspends Poultry Imports From Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Arkansas
Source: USA Today

Arkansas Updates: China Suspends Poultry Imports From Tyson Foods:Β Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, there have been various trade suspensions throughout the United States of America.

The global pandemic has shaken the world, with the death rate increasing daily. Recently, there was a sudden outbreak of new cases in Arkansas; this resulted in China suspending poultry imports.

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Let us dig into the details of the suspension.

What Is Tyson Foods?

Tyson Foods is one of the biggest American Multinational Company (MNC) based in Springdale, Arkansas. The company is the world’s second-largest processor and marketer of Chicken, Beef, and Pork.

Tyson Foods Truck
Source: NPR

It yearly exports the largest percentage of Beef throughout the USA. The company has been successfully running for over 85 years now. The headquarters is in Springdale, Arkansas.

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China Suspends Poultry Imports From Tyson Foods

Regardless of being one of the topmost companies to export poultry products, Tyson Foods did not abide by the laws introduced through this pandemic. Several controversies entailed such as- environmental damage, price manipulation, animal damage, and undisclosed usage of antibiotics.

Moreover, Tyson foods did not implement social distancing to protect its workforce. They did not consider wearing face masks for protection.

A man standing in a PPE uniform wearing a mask.
Source: CNBC

On Sunday, China announced that they are suspending imports on Tyson Foods, as over 100 workers have tested positive for COVID 19. China’s General Administration of Customs office announced that the company (Tyson Foods) “recently occurred employes with new pneumonia aggregation infection.”

The authorities took a brash step when Tyson Foods revealed that 199 of its 1100 employees at the Springdale facility are tested positive. In May, the company announced that 570 workers have tested positive at its processing facility in Wilkes County, N.C.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Other Details

The Coronavirus outbreak emerged from Wuhan, China, in late December 2019. The outbreak has halted the whole world, and it doesn’t seem to stop. The cases are increasing, but the citizens don’t seem to realize the importance of social distancing.

I hope everyone is staying safe and abiding by the rules of social distancing.



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