Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen says the state is doing all it can to assist in affected by the recent closure of meatpacking plants in Worthington and Sioux Falls. Petersen provides a couple of reminders

“We have enough pigs to meet our demands right now,” said Petersen. “But with closures of meatpacking plant and processing facilities, it’s going to make things very challenging. We add that there’s no evidence that food or food packing connected with the transmission of COVID-19, so it’s safe to eat pork.”

Petersen says the state is working with smaller facilities to see if they can increase their supply. He says the goal is that Minnesotans have a safe, affordable food supply.