Weeks of Operational Shutdown at Welch Foods Plant

April 2, 2024


A cyberattack shut down production at Welch Foods Inc. plant in North East on Feb. 2. The plant restarted jam and jelly production lines end of February.

About 50 or 60 employees, who are members of Teamster's Local 397 in Erie, remained on the job throughout February and over 200 employees were laid off.

Incident Date

February 2, 2024

Estimated Cost

Operations down 1 month, 200 employees laid off for 3 weeks


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified