JBS USA and Tyson Foods have agreed to do a temporary shutdown of its facilities in Kentucky for a thorough cleaning, Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday.
He said Purdue Farms has not been as “helpful and as responsive” on the issue.
“We can’t ask people to walk into a very dangerous situation, if we, and an employer aren’t doing everything they can to make it safe,” he said. “I continue to believe that if you have to shut down for three days, but it means that you can create a safer, healthier environment, that may keep you from having to shut down for multiple weeks or even a month.”