A possible disruption in the food-supply chain isn’t expected to leave the supermarket’s meat aisle completely bare, but it may leave shoppers with their less-preferred cuts — and paying slightly more for them, too.
Industry analysts and insiders have been warning of possible meat shortages since earlier this month, after several of the nation’s larger meat-processing plants were forced to close, either due to staffing shortages related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, or coronavirus outbreaks among employees. The country’s pork production alone is estimated to be down by 25 percent, following the closures of the Smithfield Foods plant in South Dakota, and the Tyson Foods facility in Iowa, among others.
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