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Food companies overhauled production to put more toilet paper, pasta sauce in stores

Lockdown 2.0: Food companies overhauled production to put more toilet paper, pasta sauce in stores

By: Richa Naidu, Victoria Waldersee, Siddharth Cavale
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 13th, 2020
When rumors first began to circulate that the UK would go back into lockdown, Leanne Barnes despaired as bread and toilet roll flew off the shelves again at her local supermarket. But to her surprise, shelves were back to being fully stocked within a few days.
There's a shortage of Dr Pepper due to the coronavirus

There's a shortage of Dr Pepper due to the coronavirus

By: Maura Hohman
Source: TODAY
Date of Publication: August 12th, 2020
The popular Dr. Pepper beverage brand said it was working to keep shelves stocked amid a shortage.
Why brands like Oreo are cutting back on wacky flavors right now

Why brands like Oreo are cutting back on wacky flavors right now

By: Danielle Wiener-Bronner
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: June 8th, 2020
Shoppers are stocking up on items to eat at home, and they're finding less variety on grocery store shelves.
As leaders warned of US meat shortages, overseas exports of pork and beef continued

As leaders warned of US meat shortages, overseas exports of pork and beef continued

By: Kyle Bagenstose
Source: USA Today
Date of Publication: June 16th, 2020
As U.S. meat production plummeted in April following a rash of coronavirus outbreaks and closures at processing plants across the country, industry and political leaders sounded an alarm.
The meat industry is trying to get back to normal. But workers are still getting sick — and shortages may get worse.

The meat industry is trying to get back to normal. But workers are still getting sick — and shortages may get worse.

By: Taylor Telford
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: June 8th, 2020
There are now more than 11,000 coronavirus cases tied to Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods and JBS
As Meatpacking Plants Reopen, Data About Worker Illness Remains Elusive

As Meatpacking Plants Reopen, Data About Worker Illness Remains Elusive

By: Michael Corkery, David Yaffe-Bellany and Derek Kravitz
Source: The New York Times
Date of Publication: May 25th, 2020
Emails show local officials received conflicting signals from state leaders and meatpacking companies about how much information to release about outbreaks in plants.
Inside Smithfield, JBS and Tysons Food meat plants, fears grew of employees working sick, without protective gear - The Washington Post

As they rushed to maintain U.S. meat supply, big processors saw plants become covid-19 hot spots, worker illnesses spike

By: Taylor Telford, Kimberly Kindy
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: April 25th, 2020
Three of the nation’s largest meat processors failed to provide protective gear to all workers, and some employees say they were told to continue working in crowded plants even while sick as the coronavirus spread around the country and turned the facilities into infection hot spots, a Washington Post investigation has found.
FAQ_ What consumers need to know about the meat industry right now - The Washington Post.pdf

In one month, the meat industry’s supply chain broke. Here’s what you need to know.

By: Laura Reiley
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: April 28th, 2020
In one month, the meat industry’s supply chain broke. Here’s what you need to know. ‘The food supply chain is breaking,’ Tyson Foods says. That may not be an exaggeration.