DAKOTA CITY, Neb. -- Production at the Dakota City Tyson Foods plant was to resume today, but will not reopen as scheduled, according to officials from Tyson.
Last Wednesday the beef processing plant in Dakota CIty, Nebraska, halted production was what was stated to be a "deep cleaning" for the entire plant. That was to occur from May 1 through May 4.
Tyson Said the decision wasn't easy but issued a statement:
“The health and safety of our team members is our top priority, and we take this responsibility extremely seriously. We continue to work through processing the large amount of testing data for our 4,300 team members, and therefore have decided to temporarily delay the reopening of our Dakota City facility. We are notifying team members with report for work instructions based on individual’s test results and care and will provide additional updates on our revised re-opening timeline shortly."
The Dakota City plant is one of the largest beef processing plants in the country and employs about 4,300 people.