Costco, ShopRite, Wegmans, Whole Foods, others limit meat purchases to avoid food supply chain problems

It’s getting a lot harder to put meat on the table.When shoppers began hoardingeverything from toilet paper to meat at the start of the coronavirusoutbreak, some grocery stores in New Jersey set limits on how much beef, poultry and pork customers could buy.Now other supermarkets are onboard and setting those same limits – in some cases allowing purchases of just one or two packages of meat per person.The move comes as thousands of workers at meatpacking plants in the United States have contracted COVID-19, forcing some plants to operate with skeleton crews and concerns that the food supply cha…

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