Meat industry recovery from Harvey moving forward

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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:

  • Amy Food Inc., Houston
  • Chungs Products, Houston
  • City Meat Steak Co., Houston
  • Creative Specialty Food Solutions, Houston
  • Ditta Meat Co., Pasadena
  • Frenchy’s Sausage Co., Houston
  • Gem Food Services Corp., Rosenberg
  • Gold Taste Foods Distributors Inc., Houston
  • Golden Duck Meat & Poultry Co., Houston
  • Gourmet Ranch, Houston
  • Goya Foods Inc., Brookshire
  • Great American Marketing, Houston
  • Grupo Salvatex, Houston
  • La Boucherie Inc., Houston
  • Lechi Enterprises, LaPorte
  • Lionshare, Houston
  • Los 7 Hermanos Corp., Houston
  • Martin Preferred Foods, Houston
  • Perfect Fit Meals, Houston
  • Ron’s Home Style Foods, Houston
  • Selecto Pork Skin Co., Houston
  • SFC Supply Chain Inc., Pasadena
  • Southside Market & Barbecue, Elgin
  • Stanton’s Shopping Center Inc., Alvin
  • Tan Dihn Food Products Corp., Houston
  • Texas Foods Solutions, Katy
  • Tian Tian Food Service, Houston
  • TRN, Houston
  • VAM Foods, Conroe
  • Yuris Food Ltd., Houston

These companies said they remained closed as of 9/5:

  • Aminchi Foods International Inc., Houston
  • All Foods, Houston
  • Evangel International Foods Inc., Pasadena
  • Godo’s Restaurant and Oriental Market, Houston

Source:, 9-6-17

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