A TikToker in North Carolina has been given the boot after exposing a corporate pig farm in North Carolina.
Emmanuel Moore, a maintenance technician at Smithfield Foods which is a Chinese-owned entity that’s the largest pork producer in the United States, took a video of pig feed being mixed with plastic.
In response to Moore’s video and claims, he was fired immediately
A representative for Smithfield Foods stated, “their production process adequately removes this plastic from the final feed.”
However, Moore says he was in charge of the vacuums that were supposed to take the plastic off the feed and he stated that the plastic was never taken off the final feed due to the vacuums inaccuracies.
The Fayetteville Observer had more details to add:
Pork is big business in North Carolina. The industry generates nearly $6 billion in annual sales and supports more than 19,000 jobs statewide. North Carolina sits behind only Iowa and Minnesota as the nation’s largest pork producer.
But last year, a peek into how the sausage literally gets made here shocked many.
The jolt was delivered by a North Carolina man named Emmanuel Moore who, until his firing, worked as a maintenance technician at a grain elevator in Wilson, located about an hour east of Raleigh. The facility manufactures pig feed and is run by Smithfield Foods, a Chinese-owned entity that’s the largest pork producer in the United States.
Smithfield Foods representatives said they wouldn’t comment on personnel decisions, but that the company, which is headquartered in Virginia and owned by the Chinese corporation WH Group, does manufacture some of its feed from unused bread and baked good products (think hot dog buns and loaves of bread) that often arrive wrapped in plastic.
Watch the video above. This is how our food is produced.