The current High Path Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak has reduced the number of birds available in our supply chain. As a result, the JennieO Turkey Store plant in Faribault, Minn., will move to a single processing shift for the foreseeable future, effective May 26, 2015. There will be 233 employees affected by this situation.

“This will be a temporary layoff and our intent is to have everyone come back to work when bird numbers return to normal levels,” said Randy L. Vergin, plant manager. “We do not have an anticipated return to work date at this time, but look forward to welcoming our team members back when production levels return to normal.”

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