Most consumers blame high meat prices on COVID, according to survey

Consumers are not blaming meatpackers for the higher meat prices; they are blaming the pandemic.

That is according to the first Consumer Food Insights survey, which shows Americans are six times more likely to ping higher prices on shutdowns.

Only 8 percent of people surveyed blamed concentration in the packing industry. Other causes rounding out the top five include labor shortages, higher feed costs, higher energy prices, and higher wages.


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