There is concern that there may be a shortage of fresh chicken in the coming week at the retail outlets due to the Muslim Eid al-Adha Holiday, during which time employee absences are anticipated in the slaughterhouses
However, shortages in frozen chicken meat are not expected thanks to the product’s long shelf life
Due to the upcoming Eid alAdha holiday, shortages may be felt in fresh chicken meat at the retail outlets. There is also concern that there will not be sufficient fresh chicken available to consumers next weekend (beginning 14 August 2019, through to 17 August 2019).
The reason for the anticipated shortage is absence of professional manpower from the slaughterhouses over the holiday, which lasts about five days. During these days, the slaughterhouses will not be operating, or they may be operating at reduced capacity due to the shortage of workers. Disruptions may be felt, especially toward the end of the week, when demand for fresh chicken increases.
The activity is expected to resume gradually beginning Sunday following the holiday (18 August, 2019), so that the full-capacity, regular supply of fresh chicken meat is expected to resume that same week.
It must be noted that shortages in frozen chicken meat are not expected thanks to the product’s long shelf life when compared with fresh chicken, whose shelf life is about five days.