Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has formally outlined more details from President Trump’s executive order to reopen meat processing plants. In letters to U.S. governors and meat processing plant leaders, Perdue said meat and poultry processors will use guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and OSHA to implement protocols for resuming operations. The USDA is also asking closed meat and poultry processing plants that don’t have a timetable for reopening to submit a written plan to the agency. Those plants are to resume operations as soon as they are able after implementing safety protocols. Perdue said further action under the executive order is under consideration and will be taken, if necessary.
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