Worlds Largest Supplier of Freeze Dried Foods Suspends Distribution

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Worlds Largest Supplier of Freeze Dried Foods Suspends Distribution

Post by Alaskan Girl on Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:53 pm

Oregon Freeze Dry Letter to Customers [pdf] via Steve Quayle:

This is an update on Oregon Freeze Dry’s #10 can situation. Because the demand for our #10 cans remains very high, we continue to be unable to meet all #10 can needs. OFD is allocating as much of our Production Capacity as possible to this market segment, while still allowing us to meet requirements in other markets.

Unfortunately, we cannot open sales to all previous dealers. We continue to sell allocated quantities to our long-time, largest customers/distributors.

We expect this situation to remain until at least this summer. At this point, we are not able to predict an actual date as to when we can open sales to all current dealers.


I wanted to share with you a recent company announcement to show that we are working on making improvements to be able to address these sudden increases in food storage demand. Our President, Jim Merryman, has signed off a multi-million dollar capital project to make some plant modifications that will increase our capacity. These modifications will start in May 2011 and we estimate the project to be complete by September 2011.

I know how difficult this situation is for each of you and your business. I truly feel your frustration and OFD is working incredibly hard to turn this situation around as quickly as possible.

Sincerely,

Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc.
Melanie Cornutt
Sales Manager, Retail

~snip~

This supply crunch with the largest freeze dried manufacturer in the world should provide insight into the general sentiment of Americans with regards to the perception that hard times are coming, or are already here, and that many believe things can get much worse.

As we pointed out in our December 2010 report, both Mountain House and several of their largest distributors, advised us that the primary reasons cited for growing demand were fears of a collapsing US dollar due to monetary expansion, loss of confidence in in our government to control the economic crisis, and rising food costs worldwide.

Read entire article here:
http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-preparedness/freeze-dried-food-update-shortage-will-continue-in-2011-largest-manufacturer-suspends-distribution_02182011
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