Michael Hirtzer and Tatiana Freitas

Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Meat Supply Threats Grow With First Brazil Shutdown

Pork chops are displayed for sale during the grand opening of a Whole Foods store in Burbank, Calif., in June 2018. Pork chops are displayed for sale during the grand opening of a Whole Foods store in Burbank, Calif., in June 2018. (Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg News)

It’s no longer just the U.S. that’s facing a meat scare. Top exporter Brazil is seeing its first plant shutdown, meaning the coronavirus is now snarling supplies from arguably the world’s most critical producer.

April 24, 2020