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Is 16 fires at US food plants in 4 months, normal occurrence or is something else going on?


General Mills plant in Iowa a roof fire,

General Mills facility in Covington, Georgia where a small plane crashed into the plant.

Azure Standard

Salinas, California Taylor Farms California Foodservice

50,000 pounds of food were lost to a fire at the Maricopa Food Pantry

Rio Fresh onion packing facility in San Juan, Texas

New Hampshire's East Conway Beef and Pork slaughterhouse had a major fire

Penobscot McCrum potato processing plant in Belfast, Maine.

Hot Pockets at a Nestle plant in Jonesboro, Arkansas. 

Walmart fulfillment center, Plainfield, Indiana.

Shearer’s Foods potato chip plant in northeast Oregon.

Wisconsin River Meats site in Mauston.

Cargill-Nutrena plant in Lecompte, Louisiana.

A poultry processing plant in Hamilton, Ontario

A food processing plant in San Antonio, Texas.

Maid-Rite Steak Company meat processing plant in Scott Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

JVS USA beef processing plant in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Patak Meat Products in Cobb County, Georgia.

Tyson Foods River Valley Ingredients rendering plant in Hanceville, Alabama.

Kellogg's plant in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Monmouth, Illinois.

Deli Star meat processing plant in Fayetteville, Illinois 

Posted - May 5

Responses


  • 42189
    Russians.
      May 5, 2022 8:36 AM MDT
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  • 29779
    Repayment for Ukraine...
      May 6, 2022 6:07 AM MDT
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  • 9195
    It does sound pretty fishy. But it could be something normal like corn dust or other dusts. Corn dust exposed to oxygen becomes extremely flammable. Cheers!
      May 5, 2022 10:36 AM MDT
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  • 29779
    It is interesting. I do not know if the meat plants have a lot of dusts/grain around.
      May 6, 2022 6:06 AM MDT
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  • 2037
    Vegetarians
      May 5, 2022 12:18 PM MDT
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  • 42189
    Guac lovers.
      May 5, 2022 12:31 PM MDT
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  • 2037
    Yes, that isa possibility
      May 5, 2022 4:24 PM MDT
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  • 29779
    Many on the list are meat processors.
      May 6, 2022 6:04 AM MDT
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  • 8879
    Hey! We have nothing against potatoes and breakfast cereal! As for the rest of those, I definitely have an alibi*! 

    * A total joke. It's well known that I'm a hippy-dippy, violence begets violence pacifist.  
      May 6, 2022 6:43 PM MDT
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  • 15065
    Aerate any grain-based foodstuff, it can become spontaneously combustible under the right conditions. Spontaneous combustion can also occur in hot, poorly ventilated conditions.
    The number is unusual, but not sufficiently so to suspect anything sinister.
      May 5, 2022 6:51 PM MDT
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  • 29779
    Many are processing plants, one was potatoe plant. I know some were arson and one was a plane crash.  Just interesting.  I do not know if there is more to it or not. 
      May 6, 2022 6:04 AM MDT
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  • 11433
    Democrats who also stole the election from Trump.
      May 5, 2022 8:51 PM MDT
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  • 29779
    How does it help them?
      May 6, 2022 5:58 AM MDT
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  • 11433
    About as much as claiming the election was stolen helps those making the claim.
      May 6, 2022 8:00 AM MDT
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  • 29779
    So laws are being passed fixing the problems...that is good.
      May 6, 2022 6:26 PM MDT
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  • 16555
    I think it is all very very suspicious. 
      May 5, 2022 9:01 PM MDT
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  • 29779
    I agree....but have not had the time to look up each case.  
      May 6, 2022 6:01 AM MDT
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  • 658
    Since you didn't have the time to discover the truth, and posted a conspiracy that FOX News is putting forth, I did your research for you with FactCheck and here are the facts (highlighting is mine):

    "There’s been no significant increase in fires at food production facilities so far in 2022, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

    But that fact hasn’t stopped rumors from swirling online claiming that there’s been a suspicious increase and suggesting that there may be a plan to disrupt the food supply.

    Data on fire incidents doesn’t support the claim.

    “There have been approximately 20 fires in U.S. food processing facilities in the first 4 months of 2022, which is not extreme at all and does not signal anything out of the ordinary,” NFPA spokeswoman Susan McKelvey told us."

    Each fire is discussed in the rest of the story which you can find at:

    https://www.factcheck.org/2022/05/unfounded-claims-about-frequency-and-causes-of-food-plant-fires/

      May 6, 2022 3:42 PM MDT
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  • 9195
    Let me guess some of those swirling rumors about a plan to disrupt the food chain included blaming it entirely on the democrats and Biden. Cheers and happy weekend! 
      May 6, 2022 4:07 PM MDT
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  • 658
    How did you guess?  I can't stand it when people say they don't have time to research something, but have no problem putting forth unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.  It took me less time to find the information I provided than it took to post that question.  
      May 6, 2022 4:26 PM MDT
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  • 29779
    I said it was/is interesting.    And it would be nice if they gave a real fact check.
      May 6, 2022 6:24 PM MDT
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  • 29779
    Biden has been going on about the coming famine since March....why he is saying it? I do not know and I do not care. 
      May 6, 2022 6:22 PM MDT
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  • 11433
    Famine? Sure, just like Trump won the election.
      May 6, 2022 6:27 PM MDT
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  • 29779
    Google "Biden Famine coming" and take your pick..
    I do not believe anything Biden says. He also said it would "be a winter of sorrow and death" for the unvaccinated.   I am still here. I survived it and I  am not worried about his coming famine. 
      May 6, 2022 6:49 PM MDT
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