You Better Stock Up! There May Be A Shortage Of These 6 Items In 2023!
Since the pandemic, there have been shortages. I mean that's it. One week there was a toilet paper shortage, there was a canned food shortage, there were shortages of antibacterial wipes, and yes a couple of times I went to the grocery store and could not find Fritos. Why on earth would there be a corn chip shortage?
So 3 years after the pandemic are we done yet with shortages? Apparently not.
THERE MAY BE A SHORTAGE OF THESE 6 ITEMS IN 2023:
1. BEER, CANNED FOOD- an aluminum shortage began back in 2020 which includes canned vegetables, pet food, and beer in cans. Supply chain shortages and labor shortages are to blame. May not be a bad idea to stock up now when you hit up the grocery store.
2. LETTUCE- According to Eat This, not that reports a disease typically carried by insects wipes out over 80% of crops last year across California's Salinas Valley—a major producer with nearly 50% of the country's lettuce production.
3. CORN- another produce item whose crops have been obliterated because of insects, pests, terrible storms, or the opposite, sweltering heat.
4. BABY FORMULA- this has been going on for some time. According to CNBC,
February of last year, Abbott, the U.S.'s largest infant formula manufacturer (The Daily Meal notes that they make Similac, Alimentum, and Elecare), temporarily stopped production and issued a massive recall when they discovered bacteria at a facility.
Things are looking to improve however sometime this year. Hopefully, the infant formula shortage will be no more soon.
6. RICE- I cannot do without rice. I eat it often in stir fry, Spanish rice, it is a staple in my home. Unfortunately, a rice shortage could be heading our way due to flooding, droughts, and heat waves that have taken place in China and other areas that produce much of the rice we purchase and consume.