New Mexico orders meat plant shut due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Meatingplace reported that the state of New Mexico on Thursday ordered Stampede Meat to shut down its plant in Sunland Park for two weeks to stem COVID-19 infections among the company’s workers. The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) issued the order because state health teams have at least four “rapid responses” by state health teams to infections among Stampede employees in the last two weeks. The agency then guides the company on testing, quarantining, disinfecting, and best safety practices. More than 50 cases of employee infections at Stampede were identified during several rounds of state testing in May. The company said it implemented more safety measures to limit spread, according to local media reports. @ is the online community for North American beef, pork and poultry processors.

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