Woolworths suffers chicken shortage
Fin24 - Mar 6th, 08:21
Johannesburg - Woolworths Holdings [JSE:WHL] is experiencing a shortage of chicken at various stores across Gauteng following a disruption to the municipal water supply in Potchefstroom, where several of its suppliers are based.
Finweek was able to confirm that Woolworths stores in Morningside and Gallo Manor, Johannesburg suburbs just north of Sandton, had no chicken on their shelves.
A staff member at one of the two stores would only say that the retailer had experienced “issues” with its chicken supplies.
“Chicken deliveries to Woolworths Gauteng stores have been slowed by a disruption in the municipal water supply in Potchefstroom where key regional suppliers are based,” Woolworths said in a written response to questions from Finweek.
“We have supplemented supply to these stores with product from other suppliers in other regions. We expect supply to be back to normal in the next few days.”
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A separate study by the University of the Western Cape found that 100 of 146 biltong samples that it tested contained undeclared meat species including horse, pork and kangaroo.
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