We’ve already been through the hand sanitizer/Lysol/paper towel/meat/toilet paper drought. Finding toilet paper is still a challenge for some, but at least stores have put limits on how many packs customers can buy to prevent hoarding.
According to EatThis, Not That; there are some other items in short supply at supermarkets. One reason for this is that several processing plants have closed due to the spike in COVID-19 cases. For example, carrots may be hard to find. Reuters reported that many vegetable packing plants have employees who’ve tested positive for coronavirus. The world’s largest carrot-processing facility actually had an employee die from it.
Flour and spices may also be sparse at your local grocery store as more people are opting to cook from home while local governments throughout the country enforce social distancing guidelines. As a result, McCormick is now running their spice manufacturing plants 24 hours a day so spices can be fully stocked by the holidays.
Other items on the hard-to-find list include carbonated beverages, bottled water, fish, bananas, and Chef Boyardee products. You can read more about why this is happening HERE.