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Fire at the JBS Beef Plant Suspends Processing

A fire has shut down parts of the JBS beef-packing plant in Grand Island, Nebr. According to the Grand Island Fire department, the roof of the JBS plant caught fire late Sunday night. Today, the facility announced via Facebook that fabrication and slaughter A and B were shutdown.

Fire at the JBS Beef Plant

Nikki Richardson, corporate communications director for JBS USA, said in a statement to The Grand Island Independent said, “Last night, there was a fire at our Grand Island, Neb. Beef production facility. Thankfully, there were no injuries, and we appreciate the Grand Island Fire Department for their quick response and support. The fire did not impact our primary productions areas, we will not run the plant today, but we expect to resume operations tomorrow, pending ongoing assessment of the situation.”

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