Have you noticed?
- Importantly, these prices are seasonally adjusted so they cannot be explained by typical the end of holiday shopping season sales.
- Here are some of the most striking moves in food prices:
- Ground beef: up 14.8 percent.
- Steaks: up 11.8 percent.
- Bacon: up 17.7 percent.
- Pork Chops: up 14.0 percent.
- Chicken: up 16.4 percent.
- Fresh Fish: up 13.0 percent
- Fresh whole milk: up 14.7 percent.
- Coffee: up 13.5 percent.
- Fresh fruit: up 8.3 percent.
- Lettuce: up 12.7 percent.
- Salad Dressing: up 13.1 percent.
- Soups: up 13.1 percent.
- Baby food: up 13 percent.
- Breakfast cereal: up 12.1 percent.
- Bread: up 9.1 percent.
- Biscuits and muffins: up 10.1 percent.
- Lunchmeats: up 14.4 percent.
- Eating out is not really a better option. Fast food prices are up seven percent and full-service restaurant prices are up 87 percent. Even vending machine prices are up 7.1 percent.
Why is biggest baby formula plant in US STILL shut down after three months? Abbott says plant is safe and was not responsible for bacteria that killed two kids – but FDA refuses to reopen it as parents across US struggle to feed their babies
- Abbott Laboratories claims its Michigan plant is not responsible for bacteria that killed at least two infants
- The baby formula manufacturer alleged an FDA investigation revealed ‘infant formula produced at our Sturgis facility is not the likely source of infection’
- Abbott claims products from the facility did not cause any bacterial outbreak
- The plant still remains closed despite the findings after shutting down in February amid a major product recall
- Abbott says it’s ‘working closely with the FDA to restart operations’ at the plant as parents across the nation are struggling to get formula for their babies
- Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota, seemingly hardest hit by the shortages, reported out-of-stock rates of about 50 percent