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Iowa Pet Food Plants Continue To Produce Products

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Pet food manufacturing facilities in Iowa and across the country are considered a critical essential resource by Homeland Security, so they continue to operate.

The Purina Company has factories in Clinton, Davenport and Fort Dodge and employs more than one thousand people.

Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Kurt Venatorr said “associates are working diligently to continue making Purina products while also keeping the health and safety a top priority” and that “in addition to our normal strict hygiene standards, we have increased cleaning frequencies, minimized meetings and are practicing social distancing.” he said.

Pat Blank is the host of All Things Considered