Kroger Limits Purchases of Buyers of Ground Beef, Chicken and Fresh Pork at Stores in Central Ohio | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio

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Columbus, Ohio – Kroger announced that it has set purchasing limits for certain meat products at its locations in central Ohio.

A grocery chain spokesperson told 10TV on Saturday that the limits are on purchases of ground beef, chicken and fresh pork.

“At Kroger, we are satisfied with our ability to maintain a large assortment of meat and seafood for our customers, as we buy protein from a diverse network of suppliers,” the release said in part. “There are a lot of proteins in the supply chain; however, some processors are experiencing difficulties. “

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“Right now, in central Ohio, we’ve added purchasing limits for ground beef, chicken and fresh pork to support responsible purchasing. “

The spokesperson did not say how many items buyers would be limited to.

It is also unknown how many stores in central Ohio are affected.

More than 20 meat packing plants in the United States have closed at some point in the past two months amid the coronavirus pandemic, reducing pork production by about a quarter and reducing beef production. about 10%, according to United Food and Commercial Workers, a trade union.

A spokesperson for Kroger also told CBS News that the chain was deciding to limit purchases of ground beef and fresh pork in stores, although it is unclear how many stores nationwide are affected.

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