I dont know if many here follow USDA markets but Pork items for processing have been near record highs on all cuts
Pork Butts went from .90 a pind to a near recored of 1.30
Pork bellies (bacon) hit an ALL TIME HIGH last night of 1.78 for skin on bellies
Pork trimmiung (for sausage and hot dogs) are up 100-% to140^ in four months
42 lean went from .29 fresh to .69 last night
72% lean trim went from .46 fresh to .89 last night
ribs are all time high
hams went up 40%
you want to talk about upcoing FOOD INFLATION?
get ready for it cause Im in this business and Pork kills are being cut and product is hard to come by
it is seasonal but this year is different
most offall items are cheap because of export to china and russian are down
(feet. snouts, lips, )
keeping on the track of food inflation, just look at the prices of freakin' hot dogs or bologna. 6.50/lb for bologna really? bologna? also hot dogs 5.50 for 8 #$%$ hot dogs. ridiculous. also as a watchful consumer, a lot of the prices stay the same, but they cut the servings sizes from 48 oz's to 40. so in reality it's a 16% increase.
Yes they really think they are fooling us by making the containers smaller. Well I guess there is a Silver lining to everything. In this case it will be that Obesity should come down because MANY People will be forced to eat less. Then again it might just skyrocket because some might be pushed into stuffing there face with Mc D's ... They sell Cheap food and does nothing for you other then clog your arteries and puts on the pounds.