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Hurricane Ida forces poultry processors to suspend operations

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Following Hurricane Ida making landfall in Louisiana over the weekend, a number of meat and poultry processors have made the decision to shut down operations in the potential path.

As of Aug. 30, the hurricane has now been downgraded to a tropical storm after initially making landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 with winds reaching 150 mph. After starting its path in Louisiana, the storm is projected to move through Mississippi.

Sanderson Farms Inc. stated online that six of its poultry processing facilities would not operate on Monday. The company listed a plant in Hammond, La., plus facilities in McComb, Laurel, Collins, Hazlehurst and Flowood, Miss.  

The company said if workers had questions, they should contact their supervisor. Sanderson will share more updates on its social media pages and advised people to check local news stations for further updates.  

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