USDA Sec: We’ve “Turned The Corner” On Meat Supply

“We track daily our plant openings. One of the challenges we had in protein — meat, poultry, beef, pork — had been the closure of some of our processing plants there. And we’ve had infections in those plants that caused some temporary closures.

“Essentially all those plants are back open. We’ve turned the corner, and while some retailers are suggesting they may not have the degree of variety that they once had, we expect that to be cured very quickly.

“I do expect us to be back up to 85-90% production in probably a very few days or weeks.”- USDA Sec. Sonny Perdue, speaking today to NPR.