Supply Chain Brief: Review of Food Supply Incidents
BLUF: Supply chain disruptions due to cullings, fires, and other incidents at plants/facilities from 2021 to 2023 have increased compared to previous years indicating an atypical series of events further stressing the industry.
01/02/23 Fire at Associated Milk Producers facility in Portage, WI (caused butter to melt and clog canal and drainage systems).
1/11/23 Explosion/Dire at Carus Chemical Plant (potable water treatment) released potassium permanganate abrasive “oxidizer” into air, shutdown 15% of plant in La Salle, IL.
1/19/22 Ransomware attack on Yum! Brands (KFC, Pizzahut, etc).
1/20/23 Fire at Ship Creek pet food processing facility in Anchorage, AK.
1/13/22 Fire at Cargill-Nutrena feed mill, Lecompte, LA.
1/31/22 Fire at Weaver fertilizer plant, Winston-Salem, NC.
2/2/22 Fire at Percy Farm, Stowe, VT.
2/3/22 Fire at Wisconsin River Meats in Mauston, WI.
2/11/22 29,000 turkeys culled DuBois/Spencer Counties, IN.
2/15/22 Fire at Bonanza Meat Company, El Paso, TX.
2/16/22 Fire atlargest soybean/biodiesel plant, Claypool, IN.
2/18/22 Fire at Bess View Farm, St. Albans, VT.
2/19/22 Chemical leak at Costco supplier, Fremont, NE.
2/22/22 Fire at Shearer’s Foods plant, Hermiston, OR.
2/23/22 1.2 million chickens culled, New Castle County, DE.
2/28/22 Fire at Nutrien Ag Solutions plant, Sunnyside, WA.
2/28/22 Fire at Shadow Brook Farm, Lincoln, NE.
3/4/22 240,000 chickens culled, Stoddard County, MO.
3/11/22 Nearly 920,000 chickens culled, Taylor County, IA.
3/14/22 Fire at farm in Topton, PA.
3/16/22 3 million chickens culled, Jefferson County, WI.
3/16/22 Fire at Walmart distribution center in Plainfield, IN.
3/16/22 Fire at Nestle plant, Jonesboro, AR.
3/17/22 5.3 million chickens culled at Rembrandt Farms, Buena Vista County, IA.
3/21/22 85,000 birds culled in Charles Mix County, SD.
3/22/22 570,000 chickens culled, Butler County, NE.
3/22/22 Fire at PepsiCo plant, Piscataway, NJ.
3/24/22 Fire at Penobscot McCrum potatos, Belfast, ME.
3/26/22 250k chickens culled at Franklin County, IA.
3/28/22 Fire at pantry (50k lbs), Maricopa, AZ.
3/29/22 1.5 million chickens culled at egg farm, Guthrie County, IA.
3/31/22 Fire at Rio Fresh onion facilities, San Juan, TX.
4/6/22 371,352 chickens culled in Wayne/Johnston Counties, NC.
4/6/22 110,213 turkeys culled in Wayne/Johnston Counties, NC.
4/8/22 1.25 million turkeys/fowl culled in SD.
4/11/22 46,507 turkeys culled at Jennie-O farm, Barron, WI.
4/11/22 Fire at East Conway Beef and Pork, Conway, NH.
4/13/22 Fire at Taylor Farms plant, Salinas, CA.
4/13/22 1.7 million chickens culled, Dixon County, NE.
4/15/22 60,000 chickens culled at farm, Montrose County, CO.
4/19/22 Fire at Azure Standard organic foods, Dufur, OR.
4/21/22 Plane crash into General Mills plant, Covington, GA.
4/22/22 1.4 million chickens culled, Cache Valley, UT.
4/23/22 Fire at General Mills food plant, Cedar Rapids, IA.
4/27/22 2.1 million hens culled, Knox County, NE.
4/28/22 3,825,800 birds culled, Lancaster County, PA.
4/30/22 Fire at Perdue Farms, Chesapeake, VA.
5/1/22 13,800 chickens culled, Sequoyah County, OK.
5/1/22 Fire at Saladino’s food plant, Fresno, CA.
5/1/22 1,360,000 chickens culled, Weld County, CO.
5/4/22 State culls 1,200 pheasants, Sheridan, Freight train derails, Jensen Beach, FL.
5/23/22 4,700 ducks test get avian flu, Berks County, PA.
5/27/22 Drought to rice growers in Sacramento Valley, CA.
5/28/22 Fire at Forsman Farms, Stockholm Township, MN
6/2/22 30,100 ducks culled, Berks County, PA.
6/7/22 Fire at JBS meat packing plant, Green Bay, WI.
6/11/22 Closure at Smithfield pork plant, Vernon, CA.
6/13/22 Fire at Festive Foods, Belmont, WI.
6/15/22 3,000 cows die, Southwest KS.
6/23/22 Closure of George’s Prepared Foods, Caryville, TN.
8/10/22 Fire at Grain Craft flourmill in Pendleton, OR.
8/20/22 Fire at Riceland Foods parboil plant, Stuttgart, AR.
8/31/22 Fire at QC Poultry, Montebello, CA.
9/07/22 Fire at Global Food Processing Plant In Harford County, MD.
11/07/22 Explosions/Fire at Symrise Chemical Plant (food flavorings) near Brunswick, GA.
11/24/22 Fire Valley Proteins, LLC rendering plant in Saluda, SC.
12/5/22 Fire at the Tyson Foods plant in South Hutchinson, KS.
12/08/22 Explosion/fire at soybean processing facility in Marengo, IA.
12/6/22 Fire at food processing plant in Wilson, NC.
12/29/22 17,000 chickens culled (avian flu led to 57.8 million birds killed in 2022 and 141 million birds culled since 10/01/21) at Hearth and Haven Farm in Monroe, WA.
12/31/22 Fire at Praisealujah Food Distribution Center, loss of $1 million in food in SeaTac, WA.
1/11/21 Fire at Deli-Star food plant, Fayetteville, IL.
4/29/21 Fire at Smithfield Foods, Monmouth, IL.
5/21/21 Ransomware attack on JBS USA (meat supplier).
7/25/21 Fire at Kellogg plant, Memphis, TN.
7/30/21 Fire at Tyson Foods/River Valley plant, Hanceville, AL.
8/23/21 Fire at Patak Meat Products plant, Austell, GA.
9/13/21 Fire at JBS beef packing plant, Grand Island, NE.
10/12/21 Fire at Darigold plant, Caldwell, ID.
11/14/21 Fire at Garrard County Food Pantry in KY
11/29/21 Fire at Maid-Rite Steak plant, Scott Township, PA.
12/12/21 Fire at West Side food plant, San Antonio, TX.
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