Swift Meat Plants Closed After U.S. Immigration Raids

Via Bloomberg News
12/12/2006

Daniel J. Goldstein of Bloomberg.com writes: “Swift & Co., the third-largest U.S.
beef producer, said operations at six of its meatpacking plants
were suspended after federal agents raided the facilities in an
investigation into possible hiring of illegal aliens.  The plants produce all of Swift’s beef in the U.S. and 77
percent of its pork, the Greeley, Colorado-based company said in
a statement. Some production at the plants, which account for 11
percent of U.S. beef, may be restored today, Swift spokesman
Sean McHugh said”

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