4:29 a.m.: Illinois food plant forced to close after outbreak The Ogle County Health Department has ordered the Hormel Foods plant in Rochelle, Illinois, to close … Hormel announces closing of Iowa plant (0) ... Geo. Rochelle's Hormel Foods plant has been shut down by the Ogle County Health Department after a COVID-19 outbreak emerged there. Just a week after the U.S.’s largest por k processing plant was closed indefinitely following a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, another meat processing plant was ordered closed by the county health department after an outbreak of over two dozen positive cases.. Meanwhile, in Ottumwa, Iowa, hundreds of union workers at a Hormel plant there ignored threats of dismissal and refused to cross a picket line set up by a caravan of strikers from the plant in Austin. “We’re been very fortunate it has been an isolated group that has very close contacts or relations outside of work,” said Austin Plant Manager Clint Walters. Hormel's Rochelle, IL plant. WILLMAR, MINN. — The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Willmar has caused Hormel Foods Corp., Austin, Minn., to close its two Jennie-O Turkey Store plants there. A. Hormel Co. Monday told its union meatpackers it will close its Ottumwa pork processing plant Aug. 22. ... Of the 24 cases linked to the plant… Hormel also closed its Don Miguel Foods factory in Dallas, Texas, which is a joint venture with a Mexico City company, Herdez Del Fuerte. The closing… A Rochelle food plant has … The City of Rochelle is ordering the immediate closure Hormel's Rochelle Foods facility because of a COVID-19 outbreak. The plant made pork, beef and chicken burritos and tacos, and employed about 700 workers. The plant will close … JBS closed one plant while Hormel Foods shut down two subsidiary plants. Hormel The OCHD said city of Rochelle, IL officials were briefed on the need to close the plant after 24 cases of COVID-19 were linked to … That's what the plant manager and a Hormel attorney told 110 workers, when they sat them down in the lunch room on Monday, to break the devastating news. A Hormel Foods subsidiary said Friday it's halting production at a pair of Minnesota turkey-processing facilities after some employees tested positive for the coronavirus. That plant employs about 100 workers and at least one worker tested positive for the coronavirus. Hormel Foods is just the latest meat processor to close processing plants due to COVID-19.