SMITHFIELD, Va., March 19, 2020 — As a leading global food and protein company, we understand that continuing to deliver nutritious, delicious and affordable food, and protein specifically, to our communities is of vital importance, now more than ever. Food is an essential part of all our lives, and our more than 40,000 U.S. team members, thousands of American family farmers and our many other supply chain partners are a crucial part of our nation’s response to COVID-19. At Smithfield, we are committed to keeping food on tables across America: today, tomorrow and every day. To each and every one of them, thank you.
- Statement attributable to Kenneth M. Sullivan, President and CEO, Smithfield Foods, Inc.