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.