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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #120 on: May 01, 2020, 05:00:30 AM »
Hotels, restaurants, weddings, etc. typically waste mounds of food. There presently should be less food waste overall in the world and therefore almost no need to worry about a shortage.

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #121 on: May 01, 2020, 05:17:06 AM »
Hotels, restaurants, weddings, etc. typically waste mounds of food. There presently should be less food waste overall in the world and therefore almost no need to worry about a shortage.
reality is there are growing shortages cropping up. It's not as linear as you understand. Another factoid... Millions of gallons of milk are being dumped on a daily basis because dairys don't have what to do with the milk. Despite that, there are areas that don't have milk on the shelves. It's called supply chain....

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #122 on: May 01, 2020, 08:45:57 AM »
FTR, they tell you when prices are higher.
The prices on the app for delivery are always higher than in store. Nothing to do with current situation asfaik.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #123 on: May 01, 2020, 08:47:04 AM »
reality is there are growing shortages cropping up. It's not as linear as you understand. Another factoid... Millions of gallons of milk are being dumped on a daily basis because dairys don't have what to do with the milk. Despite that, there are areas that don't have milk on the shelves. It's called supply chain....
The times we live in..... and think about all those poor kids starving in Africa
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #124 on: May 01, 2020, 10:44:43 AM »
Empire Kosher in CH was almost fully stocked last night, and had whole chickens on special for $1.99/lb. chicken cut to 4 or 8 for $2.19 or $2.29/lb. Meet freezer was full, maybe theyíre expecting more stock from their fresh fish supplier because stock was low. They were low on Givat cream cheese, but the rest of the dairy fridge was full.

Also restocked Liebers tortilla chips after Pesach (an item I noticed wasnít there last week). Iím personally not alarmed yet.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #125 on: May 12, 2020, 10:43:07 PM »
Yes, in a month from now, not on basic items or items that don't need a hechsher
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #126 on: May 13, 2020, 12:29:27 AM »
Yes, in a month from now, not on basic items or items that don't need a hechsher

Even with all the talk of some states reopening already/soon?
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #127 on: May 13, 2020, 04:39:11 AM »
Even with all the talk of some states reopening already/soon?
A lot of the food products we consume are produced in parts of the world where there are few, if any, Jews. Mashgichim travel to many remote locations often spending weeks away from their families in order that we can have items we consider basics (canned tuna for example). With mashgichim unable to travel, the kosher supply can be expected to dry up.

That's my own layman's assessment. I have not confirmed it with any professional kashrus organization.

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #128 on: May 13, 2020, 09:13:36 AM »
Even with all the talk of some states reopening already/soon?
I don't know if its true or not but I want to get the credit in case it is that's why I posted, just like trump

someone (that I trust) told me that a big salesman told him that distributors still have stock for another month, but after that we gotta pray for the best
reasoning: companies saw disruption in manufacturing/processing food due to covid
once it all gets back to normal (which could be its there already) they will put the kosher runs at the bottom of their list and will focus 1st on the general (population) product line
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #129 on: May 13, 2020, 09:13:54 AM »
Empire Kosher in CH was almost fully stocked last night, and had whole chickens on special for $1.99/lb. chicken cut to 4 or 8 for $2.19 or $2.29/lb. Meet freezer was full, maybe theyíre expecting more stock from their fresh fish supplier because stock was low. They were low on Givat cream cheese, but the rest of the dairy fridge was full.

Also restocked Liebers tortilla chips after Pesach (an item I noticed wasnít there last week). Iím personally not alarmed yet.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-11/why-chicken-is-plentiful-during-the-pandemic-and-beef-is-not

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #130 on: May 13, 2020, 10:23:20 AM »
Even with all the talk of some states reopening already/soon?

Many items have supply chain lags.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #131 on: May 13, 2020, 01:05:44 PM »
Many items have supply chain lags.

We'll just have more blue milk and apples while we wait for the supply chain lags to clear.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #132 on: May 13, 2020, 01:07:55 PM »
We'll just have more blue milk and apples while we wait for the supply chain lags to clear.
and rice chex
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #133 on: May 13, 2020, 01:24:05 PM »
and rice chex

Now you're stretching it. There's only that much we can tolerate during this dire food shortage crisis.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #134 on: May 13, 2020, 01:28:01 PM »
Now you're stretching it. There's only that much we can tolerate during this dire food shortage crisis.
I donít get the hate, Iím a Rice Chex guy. Didnít say it till now because of all the flak Iíll get but I decided to step up and admit it like a man. Bring it!

ETA: By it I mean Rice Chex. Iím accepting donations to go with the milk from @cholent.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #135 on: May 13, 2020, 01:32:23 PM »
I donít get the hate, Iím a Rice Chex guy. Didnít say it till now because of all the flak Iíll get but I decided to step up and admit it like a man. Bring it!

ETA: By it I mean Rice Chex. Iím accepting donations to go with the milk from @cholent.
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #136 on: May 13, 2020, 01:33:03 PM »
While corn is preferable, rice Chex still make acceptable muddy buddies
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #137 on: May 13, 2020, 01:42:21 PM »
I donít get the hate, Iím a Rice Chex guy. Didnít say it till now because of all the flak Iíll get but I decided to step up and admit it like a man. Bring it!

ETA: By it I mean Rice Chex. Iím accepting donations to go with the milk from @cholent.
I like them too (shh)
Rice Chex still make acceptable muddy buddies
beat me to it
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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #138 on: May 13, 2020, 08:06:21 PM »
A lot of the food products we consume are produced in parts of the world where there are few, if any, Jews. Mashgichim travel to many remote locations often spending weeks away from their families in order that we can have items we consider basics (canned tuna for example). With mashgichim unable to travel, the kosher supply can be expected to dry up.

That's my own layman's assessment. I have not confirmed it with any professional kashrus organization.
https://www.dansdeals.com/more/dans-commentary/news-roundup/covid-19-news-roundup-5-12-20-distancing-plane-de-blasio-ou-kosher-psa-true-number-deaths-murder-hornets-free-eilat-flights-goodbye-10000-bumps/#PSA_From_The_OU_Check_Packaging_Carefully_For_Kosher_Symbols

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Re: Food Shortage Coming?
« Reply #139 on: May 13, 2020, 08:09:07 PM »
We'll just have more blue milk and apples while we wait for the supply chain lags to clear.
and rice chex
And parve cholent, H"Y.
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