The southeast Texas meat industry is continuing its recovery more than 10 days after of Hurricane Harvey and massive flooding hit the area, according to an unscientific poll conducted by Meatingplace.
Calls to more than 50 meat industry players – from processors to distributors to small food companies – found that the majority (30) were open for business the day after Labor Day (see list below). Several companies — including Chungs Products and Amy Food Inc., both in Houston — said they had been able to reopen last week. Others, like City Meat and Steak Co. in Houston, were preparing to resume operations, but were at least open for business on some level despite the havoc caused by Harvey in the last two weeks.
Eleven companies contacted by phone either did not pick up the call or did not have an answering machine allowing for messages. Orthorec Foods in Houston had a full mailbox and the phone lines to two companies, including Texas Livestock & Halal Meat Processors, were “not in service.”
Four companies called by Meatingplace confirmed they were temporarily closed for business, but had no estimate for resumption of regular operations. One company, Houston-based Godo’s Restaurant and Oriental Market, reported that it was “undergoing remodeling,” but declined to confirm whether it was a Harvey-related project or not. There was no information available from the remaining companies on the list.
Here are the Texas companies that confirmed that they are open:
These companies said they remained closed as of 9/5:
Source: meatingplace.com, 9-6-17