Since coronavirus has swept the nation, it has halted or slowed down many food supply chains. Many items have either had less production available for consumer demand or have stopped altogether. Here are seven food items that that you most likely will not find in grocery stores in 2020.
7. Some Meat Brands
Many meat companies, including Tyson’s and Smithfield Pork Plant, have had major problems with outbreaks at their meat processing plants. The outbreaks have caused shutdowns in many cases, while the companies reevaluate safety protocols. Slowdowns in production have occurred.
Additionally, as these companies begin to reopen, plexiglass had been installed between every person, and employees must wear a mask. Social distancing is also a new protocol at companies, which means layoffs and fewer people working on the line. Tyson Foods said it would be indefinitely suspending operations at its largest pork plant. So, while the meat is not going away, it will be more challenging to come by, and there will be less supply for consumer demand.
6. Milk, Butter, and Eggs
Along with the meat industry, the dairy industry was hit hard by the coronavirus. Plants got shut down as a result, which has caused the supply chain to bend a little. Dairy products such as milk, butter, and eggs, took a big hit due to the inability to be stored for a long time. Considering how fast these items perish, they will need to be restocked more often at your home, which means that people will be buying more of it and thus have less in stock for the consumer demand. Cheese is the one dairy item that is not out, but you may not want to buy it. Cheese has hit record high prices according to Business Insider, and because the supply chain has gotten disrupted, cheese has been in increased demand.