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Published March 17, 2014, 10:30 AM

PEDv halts hog kill at Smithfield NC plant

Smithfield Foods Inc, the world’s largest pork processor, suspended hog slaughter at its Tar Heel, North Carolina, plant on March 14 because of the spread of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has tightened hog supplies, industry sources say.

By: Meredith Davis and Christine Stebbins, Reuters

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