Illinois plant processes 12,600 hogs per day, representing approximately 3% of U.S. fresh pork supplies. St. Charles, Ill., dry sausage plant also closed.
Facility adds free, on-site testing of symptomatic team members in coordination with health officials.
Dry-mill facilities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Columbus, Neb., will be closed for at least next four months.
USDA says official reported cases do not reflect continuing severity of situation in China.
The Indiana processing facility produces 3 million pounds of pork daily and helps support more than 250 independent family farmers from across nine states.
Acquisition expands company's geographical footprint and adds approximately 1 million hens.
Company agrees to $25 million fine for nationwide foodborne illness outbreak.
Decision to stop production resulted from combination of worker absenteeism, COVID-19 cases and community concerns.
Cooperative working to donate surplus milk to food banks during COVID-19 crisis.
Company to increase production gradually while keeping team member safety as top priority.