Rembrandt Enterprises to temporarily cut Minn. staff due to bird flu

May 21, 2015 9:26 PM

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CHICAGO May 21 Rembrandt Enterprises, one of the top U.S. egg producers, said on Thursday it would temporarily cut 39 full-time employees, after the company's poultry facilities in Renville, Minnesota, tested positive for the fast-spreading avian influenza virus.

Rembrandt's Renville plant has been quarantined by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health, the company said in a statement. All birds at the facility are expected to be culled, and the company said it expects the layoffs to happen on June 1.

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