Supplies are tight as a result of winter storms, but production is rebounding.
The man worked at the Emporia plant until 2019.
The employee had been working at the Virginia facility for two years.
Inflation, labor issues and a winter storm created hurdles for the company in Q2.
The company said it is maintaining active communication with the beef industry organization.
The defendants raised up to $650 million from investors, according to prosecutors.
The company plans to create 300 jobs at the plant.
Sen. John Thune and Rep. Dusty Johnson are asking DOJ to look into practices in the industry.
The agency previously indicted two executives of the company in 2020.
The pork processor said it will take more than 10 months to reconfigure operations.