Kroger to limit fresh meat sales

    Juneau, Alaska (ABC) - COVID-19 has infected thousands of workers in meat and poultry plants across the country and experts claim it could affect the supply chain.

    Grocery stores have already responded to the short supply and high demand.

    Costco, Kroger, and others said they will limit fresh meat sales to two or three packages per household.

    Demand for meat is up an estimated 40 percent during the pandemic.

    Nationwide production of beef and pork is down over 25 percent.

    The wholesale price of meat has also increased by up to 60 percent.

     

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