Meat and Poultry Plants Declared Essential – What's Next for Businesses, Workers, and Consumers?

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

With the advent of the national emergency caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, President Trump, in exercising his authority under the Defense Production Act (DPA), issued an executive order, declaring beef, pork, and poultry processors critical infrastructure, thereby requiring such facilities to remain open throughout the COVID-19 national emergency. Join Morgan Lewis firm experts on USDA, OSHA, and the DPA for a discussion on the implications of this order. 


  • A Summary of the Executive Order
  • Quantitative Meat and Poultry Production Data
  • USDA Inspections Basics
  • OSHA Issues
  • Defense Production and Related Liability Concerns