Severe Food Shortages in Weeks Without PPE | Leaked FEMA Document byfor Modern Survival Blog
Several recent articles and news reports indicate that potentially major food shortages may become a shocking reality in just weeks. That is, if the food industry cannot acquire enough PPE (personal protection equipment) gear.
As you well know, there are already some food shortages in the majority of grocery stores. However a leaked FEMA document raises additional concerns of increasingly severe food shortages in a matter of weeks if the food industry and distribution channels are not adequately supplied with PPE.
Reported at yahoo.news, the FEMA document titled “Senior Leadership Brief COVID-19” (dated April 2, 2020) “It contains a brief description of findings made by the Food Supply Chain Task Force on the availability of PPE.”
There would be shortages of milk within 24 hours and of fresh fruits and vegetables “within several days.”
The document estimates that “meat, poultry, seafood, and processed eggs” would become scarce within a period of two to four weeks,
while “dry goods and processed foods inventories” — that is, the non-perishables that are pantry staples — could become scarce “as soon as four weeks” after face masks and gloves run out across the food supply chain.
^^ You might want to read that again.
Two terminals for the Port of Houston were recently shut down after an employee tested positive for coronavirus.
Pennsylvania briefly closed most of its truck stops and service areas to slow the spread of the virus, threatening to also slow the distribution of food and other goods.
Some meat packagers around the country were at 3/4 capacity because of illness.
One of the nations largest poultry producers, Sanderson Farms, has disclosed that 11 eleven of its workers have become ill with COVID-19 in six different plants across the country.
Reportedly the Food and Agriculture Administration also expects global food shortages in April and May. Especially as nations take steps to protect their own food supplies. COVID-19 Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on foreign supply chains around the globe.