JBS USA production facilities are open and operating at full capacity, a JBS spokesperson told Feedstuffs this week.
“The U.S. government has identified the food supply as a critical infrastructure industry and has stated we have a special responsibility to maintain normal work schedules on behalf of the nation. We take this responsibility seriously,” the spokesperson said. “As a food company, we recognize and embrace the important role we play in making sure people have access to safe, quality food as we collectively face the coronavirus (COVID-19) challenge.”
JBS USA said it continues to closely monitor the coronavirus situation in the communities where employees live and work.
“We have implemented several measures, including travel and visitor restrictions, enhanced sanitation efforts, increased telework options and heightened heath protocols and worker benefits to protect the health and well-being of our team members,” the company said.
JBS USA said it is committed to playing its part in seeing communities and the nation through this challenging time.
“We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all of those affected by COVID-19 and salute the health care professionals who are tirelessly working to protect us all. We also thank everyone who is helping to keep food on tables, including producers, growers, retailers, government inspectors, transporters and the entire food supply chain.”