Trump order should boost access to masks, tests, Smithfield says

The presidential order that American meatpacking plants remain open should mean help with securing an ongoing supply of face masks and other personal protective equipment for workers, Smithfield Foods said Wednesday.The company said it believes the order also will help it secure more coronavirus testing for its employees.“This action helps ensure the American people will not experience protein shortages,” Smithfield said in a statement.Coronavirus outbreaks forced Smithfield to close two large fresh meat plants in South Dakota and Illinois. Because they supply two plants producing ham, bacon a…

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