The United States was on the threshold of a meat crisis


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Experts warn that the United States was on the verge of a meat crisis. Beef, chicken and pork may soon become as scarce goods like toilet paper, because many us meat processing plants were temporarily closed due to pandemic coronavirus, according to NBC.

Analyst Chicago company Archer Financial Services Dennis Smith predicts the country may day without meat, calling start date, lack of appropriate products on the shelves of retail stores is may 1. Stocks of frozen pork decreased in March by 4 percent compared with the previous, reported the Ministry of agriculture last week. Major meat producer Tyson Foods made a statement on the pages of American Newspapers, noting that “food supplies are being violated.”

Currently in the United States suspended the operation of 13 plants for the production of pork and beef. This is due to infection of employees with coronavirus. For this reason, the world’s largest pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc procratinate its main plant in South Dakota. Farmers are forced to euthanize animals that were previously prepared for slaughter. On the background of the meat crisis, the wholesale price of beef reached a record level, the price of bacon soared by 137 percent.

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