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Pepperoni shortage looms as prices rise amid coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 12:27 PM, Aug 17, 2020

Toilet paper, cleaning products, meat, and now possibly pepperoni.

One of America’s favorite pizza toppings could become scarce due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pepperoni is becoming more expensive due to production slowdowns at meat plants and the high demand for pizza.

Small pizza shops say pepperoni is now $6 a pound — up from $4 earlier this year, Bloomberg reported.

Larger pizza chains have pre-negotiated contracts, so they haven’t been hit by the price increases or shortages just yet.

This story was first reported by Lauren Cook at WPIX.