Could food shortages affect your Thanksgiving meal?

Could food shortages affect your Thanksgiving meal?
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A fear of a Thanksgiving food shortage is looming, but now it’s not necessarily the food that is in short supply.”In terms of Thanksgiving, we are optimistic that things that we’ve already pre-ordered in advance will show up,” Stacey Brown said.Brown, the store manager, has been working at the Wheatsfield Co-op for 20 years. And she’s never seen anything like the crazy supply chain issues that are keeping some foods off her store shelves. Spotty food shortages are causing concerns as we head toward the holidays.”We’ve seen disruptions in the supply chain, but nothing like this,” said Scott Grawe. He is an Iowa State University business professor and an expert on supply chains.”In a lot of cases, especially food, it’s not necessarily the food itself, it’s the packaging. It could be the plastic bottles, it could be the cardboard packaging, it could be the plastic packaging that the food is in that’s really slowing down the production. In some cases, it’s actually ingredients that go into something else that’s really starting to affect the food supply chain,” Grawe said.He has some advice for shoppers.”Hoarding is the absolute wrong thing to do but there is nothing wrong with getting what you need when you see it,” Grawe said.Brown has a similar opinion.”If it’s in stock and you see it — get it. It’s probably better to do that. Just to not take the risk. We hope we have all of the staples through November but there is just a lot of unknown,” Brown said.Grawe says supply chain issues affecting food and other items could last well into 2022.

A fear of a Thanksgiving food shortage is looming, but now it’s not necessarily the food that is in short supply.

“In terms of Thanksgiving, we are optimistic that things that we’ve already pre-ordered in advance will show up,” Stacey Brown said.

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Brown, the store manager, has been working at the Wheatsfield Co-op for 20 years. And she’s never seen anything like the crazy supply chain issues that are keeping some foods off her store shelves. Spotty food shortages are causing concerns as we head toward the holidays.

“We’ve seen disruptions in the supply chain, but nothing like this,” said Scott Grawe. He is an Iowa State University business professor and an expert on supply chains.

“In a lot of cases, especially food, it’s not necessarily the food itself, it’s the packaging. It could be the plastic bottles, it could be the cardboard packaging, it could be the plastic packaging that the food is in that’s really slowing down the production. In some cases, it’s actually ingredients that go into something else that’s really starting to affect the food supply chain,” Grawe said.

He has some advice for shoppers.

“Hoarding is the absolute wrong thing to do but there is nothing wrong with getting what you need when you see it,” Grawe said.

Brown has a similar opinion.

“If it’s in stock and you see it — get it. It’s probably better to do that. Just to not take the risk. We hope we have all of the staples through November but there is just a lot of unknown,” Brown said.

Grawe says supply chain issues affecting food and other items could last well into 2022.

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