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Rising pork prices

April 9, 2014

 

A winter flu-like virus* has decimated the nation's conventional hog farms and has negatively affected available pork supply. The low supply is causing a sharp rise in conventional pork costs. The flu outbreak is mainly confined to the conventional pork market, though some conventional pork consumers are switching to higher quality naturally raised pork products, such as the kind sold at Outpost. This increased demand for premium pork is causing prices to rise sharply.

 

Due to the increase in premium pork prices, particularly in the high quality trim used to make our signature pork sausages, you might be seeing a sharp increase in the cost of pork products and Outpost made sausages.

 

Outpost's purchasing department will stay appraised of the situation on the national scene and we'll keep you informed of any changes.

 

Read more about this situation:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/20/us-usa-hogs-virus-idUSBREA2J2EK20140320
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/flu-like-hog-virus-sweeping-indiana-us/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/get-ready-to-pay-higher-prices-for-pork/

 

*It is important to note that the virus cannot be transmitted to humans either on farm or by consuming pork.

 

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