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Meat-Shortage Risk Climbs With 25% of U.S. Pork Capacity Offline

  • Concern grows about infected USDA workers; Farmers are culling
  • Jersey Mike’s preps for shortfalls; Tyson shuts another plant
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The U.S. is edging closer to possible meat shortages with another major plant taken off line.

About a quarter of American pork production and 10% of beef output has now been shuttered, according to the United Food & Commercial Workers, which estimates that 13 U.S. plants have seen closures.