NEW YOUR POST – 05/07/2020: Coronavirus is hitting hard in all spheres of life, and one of the branches of industry that’s been struck is the meat sector. Due to COVID-19, many meat factories are out of work, and the shortage of this food is imminent. But, the US citizens do not have to worry too much as President Donald Trump claims he will address this matter.
The meat shortage will first hit the fast food shops, which are many in America. When asked how the White House will resolve this matter, POTUS said: “I’m going to call Nelson Peltz.”If you didn’t know, Peltz is a New York billionaire, similar to Trump, and the chairman of Wendy’s. Mr. Trump reassured citizens that this would not turn out to be a massive issue for America.
The first sign that meat is going to disappear from the markets is the soaring of the prices of this product. Compared to the same period of the last year, meat is 8.1% pricier this time around.
Experts are predicting even more significant jump in prices in the coming weeks, as many meat factories across the US are being closed due to coronavirus pandemic.
Same as the President, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue, sees the light at the end of the tunnel. Talking about the closed meat factories, Secretary of Agriculture said: “I think we’ve turned the corner. We’ll see them coming back online. I’d say probably a week to 10 days we’ll be back up, fully back up.”
The entire talk about the meat started when Wendy’s issued an official statement that at some of their restaurants, some dishes will be removed from the menu due to meat shortage.
Their statement goes as follows: “It is widely known that beef suppliers across North America are currently facing production challenges. We continue to supply hamburgers to all of our restaurants, with deliveries two or three times a week, which is consistent with normal delivery schedules. However, some of our menu items may be temporarily limited at some restaurants in this current environment.“