Could Coronavirus Overwhelm Food Supply Chain, Leaving Grocery Stores Empty? Experts Say No, but Warn of Disruption

Barren shelves. Calls for a new wave of grocery store workers. Impossible quests to procure toilet paper.

They have all made headlines as New Jersey and other states enacted stay-at-home orders last month to combat the coronavirus pandemic. But they are not evidence of major disruptions to the food supply chain, experts say.

While the intricate web that connects food from farmers and manufacturers around the world to dinner tables in the Garden State will certainly feel the impact of the outbreak, it likely will not leave the average household struggling to find food.

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