September 23, 2011
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Slaughtering operations have resumed at a Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo after being temporarily suspended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The suspension was reported by KWWL-TV in Waterloo on Thursday.
Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson says production in the slaughter part of the plant was temporarily suspended for a few hours due to "USDA concerns over a procedural matter." He says those concerns were addressed and slaughter operations resumed.
Mickelson says the processing portion of the plant, which has the largest number of employees, was not affected.
Tyson Foods is based in Springdale, Ark.