The Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) is happy to report that chicken is back on shelves! Supply is back up to nearly 90 per cent of pre-Omicron levels.
Primarily whole chickens were available throughout January, but now a much larger range of chicken products is becoming available, with COVID-related staff absenteeism having dropped back down to 10 – 20 per cent, after a peak of up to 50 per cent in January.
While staffing and supply are stable for now, the ACMF is closely monitoring the situation given its unpredictable nature.
There are still issues supplying a small number of products, but Industry is proud to have been able to bring the majority of Australia’s favourite chicken meat products back to the dinner table.
For those that are keen, you can still learn to debone a chicken here !