To all you bacon lovers out there your worst nightmare may come true, a bacon shortage. Due to surge in demand for the all to popular meat, for the first time since 1957 there is a shortage in stock of bacon.
According to the USDA the 2016 inventory for the delicious pork belly is down 35.6 million pounds compared to 2015.
Rich Deaton President of the Ohio Pork Council said “Rest assured. The pork industry will not run out of supply. Ohio farmers will continue to work hard to ensure consumers receive the products they crave.”
Since the beginning of the year there has been a spike in the price of bacon upwards of 20 percent do to the inventory demands.