SPRINGDALE, ARK. – Reports of a Nov. 6 bomb threat at Tyson Foods’ largest pork processing plant, located in Waterloo, Iowa, halted production at the facility as employees were evacuated and police and fire crews investigated. Officials also closed streets surrounding the plant during the investigation.

A company spokesperson said the evacuation was a precaution taken to ensure the safety of the plant workers. A total of approximately 2,800 workers are employed at the facility.

“Early Saturday, we investigated an alleged bomb threat at our Waterloo, Iowa, facility. The safety of our team members is always our top priority, and we take these threats very seriously,” Tyson said. “All team members were immediately evacuated as a precaution.”

Tyson thanked the police department in Waterloo for its quick response and said no explosives were discovered during a search of the plant by a bomb squad, which concluded before noon on Saturday.

“The all clear was received and communicated to team members and operations have resumed as normal,” Tyson said.