Chinese order makes US pork plant hurry up
About 250 employees have been added to John Morrell and Co.'s Sioux City
plant to help it satisfy a Chinese 27 million kg pork
In the month of August, Smithfield Foods, John Morrell's parent company, said
it reached an agreement with a Chinese trading company for the purchase of 27
million kg of Paylean-free pork, to be delivered by the end of this
Paylean is a growth promoter allowed for use in the US, but
banned in China.
This week, the plant in Iowa started processing
an additional 3,200 swine, or about half of the production of an
ordinary shift, in an attempt to help meet the order.
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