Dairy Plant Operations Offline; No Milk at Schools in New England

December 6, 2022


H.P. Hood Dairy said Friday that it was the target of a “cyber security event,” that forced it to temporarily shut its 13 dairy plants around the country this week. The closures meant Hood had to get rid of some dairy products, and the company warned there could be delivery delays for some customers as Hood’s facilities get “back up and running.”

HP Hood LLC took all operational systems at their plants (13) offline. As a result, they were unable to receive raw materials or produce milk and other alternative products. The cyberattack affected school lunch programs throughout New England.

Incident Date

March 11, 2022

Estimated Cost

Production shutdown in 13 plants for 1 week, spoiled product disposed of.


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified