Fall may bring food shortages. Here’s what to expect – TODAY


imageMeat and poultry Lusk said that while there were some strong price increases in wholesale beef and pork prices, particularly on barbecue fare like hot dogs and ribs, earlier this summer, for the past month, wholesale prices of both these products have been trending downward, indicating less fear of shortages.Stephanie Ruhle, NBC News senior business correspondent, previously told TODAY that it’s important to plan ahead for your Thanksgiving turkey — order your turkey now and freeze it if you can — to save money and get exactly what you want.”Meat and poultry products will still be tight supplies this fall, not necessarily because of a shortage of livestock or poultry but because COVID has processing plants working at less than full capacity,” Holcomb said.Stew Leonard, Jr., CEO of Stew Leonard’s, a supermarket chain in the Northeast, said that although there have been hiccups in getting certain products, his stores’ shelves will be fully stocked for the fall and winter.“It was difficult sourcing product during the pandemic last year, but it is equally as difficult now,” Leonard said in an email.He said the chain is fully stocked with grocery items like pasta, kids’ snacks, tuna fish and paper products because they ordered ahead.Cargo ship logjam is causing shortages as holiday shopping season looms Sept.

27, 2021 02:50 “But we’re seeing a shortage with fresh product, like turkeys for Thanksgiving, fresh fish and center cut steaks like ribeye and porterhouse,” he acknowledged.

“We’re having trouble getting New Zealand lamb as there are ships waiting to be unloaded at the dock because there aren’t enough dock workers.Fortunately, my family and I have been working with these suppliers for so many years and we buy direct.” Related Food Will there be a turkey shortage this Thanksgiving? Lusk said that even if there is a chance of shortages, that consumers should not stockpile meats or any other grocery items out of fear.”I don’t think there is reason for being alarmist here,” he said, pointing out that if people do overreact that it could encourage just the sort of hoarding we are hoping doesn’t happen.As Ruhle said, the key will be to plan ahead for the best selection and prices.Related: .

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