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Costco Limits How Much Meat Customers Can Purchase

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Published on May 5, 2020 - Duration: 01:05s

Costco Limits How Much Meat Customers Can Purchase

Costco Limits How Much Meat Customers Can Purchase The retailer implemented the new measures on Monday due to meat processing plants having less product because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shoppers will be limited to three items of beef, pork and poultry products.

This is to "help ensure more members are able to purchase merchandise they want and need." Kroger announced a similar policy last week.

Meat suppliers have been shuttering their doors because workers are falling ill.

According to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, the closures have led to a 25% reduction in pork slaughter capacity and 10% reduction in beef slaughter capacity.

Tyson Foods also expects more meat plant closures this year.

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order in an attempt to keep meat plants open, but many employees are refusing to show up to work.

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