Processing plant hit with Covid-19 under scrutiny since March

The meat processing plant hit with a coronavirus outbreak came under scrutiny by health officials in March before it was cited for being more than 90% out of compliance with infection control practices last week.

Public health officials said they visited Rantoul Foods- , which had 47 confirmed cases of Covid-19 as of May 5 -   on April 27th after receiving reports of  Covid-19 cases among company employees.

USDA inspector dies as coronavirus spreads in meat packing plants.

A U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector tasked with ensuring safe food quality at meat processing plants died Thursday after testing positive for COVID-19, a source who was on a call in which the federal agency confirmed the death told USA TODAY.