Tag: America’s food supply chain

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In just the last couple of months, food manufacturing and distribution plants seem to be catching fire – now a train derailment carrying potash.  There have been more.  This at a time when food prices are skyrocketing. Have you  heard of any in your area? Theories? This seems excessive and very concerning. A train derailed […]

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We’re renting a house while our new home is completed. We sold our last house on a whim, not thinking it would go anywhere, but the current real estate market threw the rule book out the window. We were stunned that our crazy asking price was met within 36 hours, cash offer above asking price.  […]

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The Wendy’s on Richmond Road in Williamsburg has stopped offering double and triple burgers and some other larger serving offering. So a bit back we heard from ranchers that their herds were ordered dumped while grocery stores were seeing some shortages, now at least one big beef buyer is rationing their supply. We have also […]

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The list is long and keeps getting longer, from the origin and results of Chinese COVID-19 virus that has devastated the world, to supply chain issues, faulty products including foods, including pet food, children’s toys, critical medicine ingredients, drywall, telecom supplies, military parts, questions about 5G, and other problems that have originated from China. This […]

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The Food Supply Chain is NOT “Breaking”

 

It was disappointing to read the ad in The New York Times & Washington Post today from Tyson Food’s CEO that “the food supply chain is breaking.” The media of course ran with that (and not much else), consistent with its own obvious strategy to spread fear. Tyson and a few other companies have had serious issues with Wuhan Virus victims, and some plants – some 30 in total, if what I read is correct, have had to close temporarily. Other plants have had partial shutdowns. But as a food industry veteran of 23 years, let me assure you – our food supply chain, while stressed, is NOT breaking.

Oh, sure, some are more stressed than others, some pretty severely, especially if ingredients or products from China are in your supply chain. If you are part of the “foodservice” supply chain, you’re really stressed.

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As we discuss the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, little is being written about how critical the nation’s food supply is becoming.  What’s prompted me to sit up and pay attention was when I read the other day how my local county government closed the Smithfield Foods processing plant in my city, putting 325 people […]

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