All Things Business

Governor Awards $10 Million to Strengthen Food Supply Chain in Ohio, Richland County

17 Feb , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Governor DeWine press relesae

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted have announced that 40 Ohio livestock and poultry producers will receive grants totaling $10 million to help them expand capacity and meet the growing demand for meat processing services.

Included in that number was a grant for a southern Richland County meat supplier.

“The supply chain issues that our country is facing have put increased pressure on our meat processors, and they can’t keep up with the demand,” said Governor DeWine. “By awarding this money, we can help these Ohio businesses enhance their operations to strengthen the local meat supply chain and reduce reliance on out-of-state processors.”

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All About Richland

Officials Investigating COVID-19 Outbreaks At Two Ohio Food Plants

20 May , 2020  

By: Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal

Health authorities are investigating two separate COVID-19 outbreaks at food plants in Hancock and Clark counties.

The Clark County Combined Health District has identified 20 cases of COVID-19 associated with Dole Food Company’s Springfield salad plant, which employs more than 700 workers, a department spokeswoman said Tuesday. Of the 20, 12 are Dole employees, and eight are contacts of employees.

The first case was detected April 22. More…

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