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Trump to sign order keeping meat processing plants open

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By JILL COLVIN
Associated Press

(AP) - President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday meant to stave off a shortage of chicken, pork and other meat on American supermarket shelves because of the coronavirus.

The order will use the Defense Production Act to classify meat processing as a critical industry to ensure that production plants stay open.

The order comes after industry leaders warned that consumers could see meat shortages in a matter of days after workers at major facilities tested positive for the virus.

A senior White House official outlined the order on condition of anonymity to discuss it before its release.

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4/28/2020 2:56:46 PM (GMT -5:00)

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