King Soopers, City Market to limit purchase of some meat products

Published: May. 4, 2020 at 5:37 AM MDT
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King Soopers and City Markets statewide are adding purchase limits to some meat products.

The move comes as meat process plants nationwide continue to reel from the coronavirus pandemic. According to a CDC report May 1, COVID-19 cases have been reported at 115 meat and poultry facilities in 19 states, resulting in nearly 5,000 cases and 20 deaths. Six of the 20 deaths are from the JBS plant in Weld County.

The outbreaks have resulted in several processing plants temporarily closing.

A spokesperson for King Soopers and City Market said effective immediately, customers would be limited to two chicken purchase, two pork purchase and three ground beef purchases.

"At King Soopers, we feel good about our ability to maintain a broad assortment of meat and seafood for our customers because we purchase protein from a diverse network of suppliers. There is plenty of protein in the supply chain; however, some processors are experiencing challenges. At this time, we’ve added purchase limits on chicken, ground beef, and fresh pork," the company said in a statement to 11 News.

Kroger, which operates King Soopers and City Market, had previously announced they were limiting meat purchases in some of its stores.

Costco is also limiting purchase of fresh beef, pork and poultry products to a total of three items per member.