Meat shortages accelerate, Costco limiting purchases, Wendy’s cuts burgers from menu

Tyson is sounding the alarm again as it expects more meat plant closures this year.  According to a new report from CNN, Tyson also stated that it will continue producing less meat than normal, as workers are continuing to refrain from coming to work during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a statement from the CEO, Noel White: “We have and expect to continue to face slowdowns and temporary idling of production facilities from team member shortages or choices we make to ensure operational safety,” the company said in a statement discussing financial results from the first three months of this year. “We will not hesitate to idle any plant for deep cleaning when the need arises,”

Tyson has reportedly closed a number of plants in recent weeks as workers come down with Covid-19. It’s warned that if the closures continue, America’s food supply will suffer

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One such retailer, Costco has become one of the latest retailers to implement purchasing limits on fresh meat because of the crisis at processing plants.  The company made an announcement that it’s limiting shoppers to only three items of beef, pork and poultry products to

“help ensure more members are able to purchase merchandise they want and need.” This comes as Kroger, the country’s largest supermarket chain, also announced a similar rule last week. These limits on meat are coming from the high demand from shoppers while top meat suppliers like Tyson continue closing their factories because workers are falling ill.

Meanwhile, fast-food giant Wendy’s just came out and announced that some of their franchises are also cutting meat from its menus as fresh beef is getting more and more difficult to acquire during coronavirus-related food shortages across the U.S.

According to a report from TheBlaze, Wendy’s consumers have voiced their concerns over being unable to order hamburgers or cheeseburgers from the popular chain restaurant. Wendy’s went on to report that the restaurant’s online ordering app displayed only chicken and side items available for purchase from some of its California stores.

According to a recent report from the Daily Mail, California isn’t the only state to see the fast-food chain removing burgers from their menus. According to the report, Restaurants in both South Carolina and Kentucky have also reportedly cut burgers from their menus as well.

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