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Chile's Agrosuper closes foul-smelling pig plant

Chile's Agrosuper closes foul-smelling pig plant

Chilean food company Agrosuper has closed a pig-processing plant in the country's north after protesters upset by the smell clashed with police over its re-opening.
The plant, located in the Atacama region, is one of Latin America's largest meat-processing facilities. Residents of the town of Freirina had been protesting for several months about the smell.
Agrosuper said Monday it is closing the plant indefinitely because it's no longer economically viable.
In May, many pigs died when residents of Freirina blocked access to the plant because of the smell.
The plant's recent re-opening set off new violent protests. Mayor Cesar Orellana had met health ministry officials and urged them check hygiene at the plant in Freirina, which is 450 miles north of Santiago.


Updated : 2021-10-19 14:37 GMT+08:00