HOUSTON – H-E-B has relaxed limits to meat purchases after they were forced to enforce limits earlier this month due to nationwide meat shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In an online statement, previous meat purchase limits included ground beef, chicken and brisket.
The stricter limits became necessary when numerous meat processing companies halted production due to the coronavirus pandemic. A new update provided by the Texas-based grocery chain loosened those restrictions.
The next time customers shop at a Houston-area H-E-B, the following limits will be posted at the meat and poultry department:
- Fresh beef, ground beef, fresh ground patties – limit of 5 packages, combined total (not five of each)
- Brisket – Limit 1
The following limits only apply to H-E-B stores in the Houston area:
- Ground beef and fresh ground beef patties – limit 2 packages
- Brisket – limit 1
Purchasing limits on non-food items such as hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and rubbing alcohol will continue to apply at all H-E-B stores across the state.