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Coronavirus meat shortage stems from lost labor, supplier says
Media overhyped coronavirus meat shortages: Pat LaFrieda
Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors CEO Pat LaFrieda discusses a labor shortage in the meat processing industry, the rise of Beyond Meat and adjusting his business model to provide meat for retailers, instead of restaurants.
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Meat processing plants have closed throughout the country because of the coronavirus pandemic, but some industry experts are saying there’s no shortage of products.
“We’re seeing more of a shortage of labor which does create a shortage of inventory, but there’s no meat absence. We have plenty of products,” Pat LaFrieda, CEO of his namesake wholesale meat company Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors told FOX Business. “Of the 3,000 items we carry … we’re only missing one cut of beef that’s it, there’s a lot more media hype about processing facilities closings because of taking safety protocols.”