A cyberattack earlier this month caused food giant Dole to temporarily suspend production in North America, according to a company memo.
“The Dole Food Company was in the midst of a cyberattack that subsequently shut down systems across North America,” Emmanuel Lazopoulos, senior vice president of Dole’s Fresh Vegetable Division, said on Feb. 10. It says in a note I got. CNN.
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According to CNN, Dole has four processing plants in the country, including one in Springfield, and employs more than 3,000 people.
It’s not immediately clear how long the company has had to take production offline.
News Center 7 reached out to Dole to find out exactly how long production was halted and what local stores were affected.
We will update this story as new information becomes available.