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Smithfield stops fighting OSHA coronavirus investigation subpoena after South Dakota outbreak
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Smithfield Foods is no longer fighting a subpoena for South Dakota Department of Health records related to a coronavirus outbreak investigation at Smithfield's Sioux Falls plant after coming to an agreement with OSHA, the company said.
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Smithfield reached a resolution with OSHA last week ensuring "private employee medical and confidential business information will be protected from disclosure to the public and/or will not be made available to our competitor," a Smithfield spokesperson told FOX Business in a statement.
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"[W]e were simply asking for the opportunity to review these documents to flag such issues and, if our concerns were validated, require that production include confidentiality safeguards," the Smithfield spokesperson said. "Our employees in Sioux Falls have already experienced discrimination in the community amid the pandemic, and we take our responsibility to protect their private health information seriously."
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