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On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with members of Children of Smithfield, a group that advocates for workers' rights and better working conditions for all meat packing workers.

Who Are JBS & Smithfield, Two Of The World's Largest Meat Producers?

May 26, 2020
Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

On this edition of Your Call, we're kicking off a three day series about the world’s largest animal processing corporations. We begin by learning more about JBS, the world’s largest meat company, and Smithfield, the country’s largest pork producer.

Why Are Meat Processing Plants Reopening After Major COVID-19 Outbreaks?

May 5, 2020
Jeremy Fugleberg / Forum News Service


On this edition of Your Call, we're getting an update on the COVID crisis in meatpacking plants. At least 31 meat processing plants owned by Smithfield, JBS and Tyson Foods have had coronavirus outbreaks.