More Grocery Store Chains Limiting How Much Meat Customers Can Buy
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – More and more grocery stores are limiting the amount of meat customers can buy.
Costco warehouse and Kroger stores across the nation are doing this – including those in Utah.
Smith’s, which is under the Kroger umbrella, is limiting its selection of meats to two per customer. Associated Foods – which includes Macey’s and Fresh Market – also has a cap on how many packages of meat a customer can purchase.
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The restrictions come after 22 meat processing plants across the country have been temporarily closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
“I think it’s good,” said Midvale resident Rubens Correa. “Everybody needs to have whatever they need.”
“I think the situation is going bad, so we’ve got to adapt,” he said.
Smith’s issued a statement about the recent restrictions:
“At Smith’s, we feel good about our ability to maintain a broad assortment of meat and seafood for our customers because we purchase protein from a diverse network of suppliers. There is plenty of protein in the supply chain; however, some processors are experiencing challenges. At this time, we’ve added purchase limits only on fresh pork and chicken.”
Utah-based Harmon’s so far has not put a limit on its meat sales.
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