Federal Inspectors Are Fearful, Angry About Trump's Order to Reopen Outbreak-Stricken Meat Plants

Government Executive: President Trump’s attempt to reopen meat processing plants that were forced to close after large pockets of employees contracted the novel coronavirus has the federal employees who inspect every facility in the country on edge and concerned about what protections the government will provide.

Trump issued an executive order this week seeking to compel companies to resume operations at more than a dozen facilities that shuttered due to COVID-19 outbreaks, saying the invocation of the Defense Production Act was necessary to protect the nation’s food supply chain.

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