November 14, 2021

Meat shortage on the horizon, but local meat markets may be set up for success

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Renewed coronavirus restrictions at meat processing plants have led to concerns a meat shortage may be on the horizon.

Pork, chicken and, more likely, beef may be hard to find on grocery store shelves as the labor pool becomes a concern.

“There’s two processors that have recently asked all their employees to become vaccinated,” said John Federspiel, owner of Feder’s Meats. “That kind of scared off a lot of their employees.”

One of those processors is Tyson Foods, which said they are the first and largest food employer to require vaccines for their workforce. The company has said around half of its 120,000 person workforce is already vaccinated.

According to Federspiel, mandates like that are exacerbating an already existing problem.

“It’s hard to find employees to work and to show up in this in this economy and so…

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