The aftermath of a cyberattack against all JBS USA beef plants earlier this week, including the one in Green Bay, may not be felt immediately in local supermarkets. John Calhoun, Tadych’s Econo Foods store manager, says the temporary shutdown by the plant will only lead to a slight delay in deliveries for a seven-to-fourteen-day period. Calhoun compares the current situation to what supermarkets experienced in supply chain shortages last year. He says prices may increase due to simple supply and demand.
The cyberattack targeted servers supporting JBS facilities in North America, as well as Australia. Production resumed on Thursday at all JBS USA beef processing plants Thursday. Calhoun notes that the supply chain for produce is being impacted this spring due to a depleted labor market. The ripple effect hinders crops from being picked and shipped on time with the labor market. As a result, the full recovery of the sound food chain is taking longer than expected.