Miami brings home the bacon to students
Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:10
Americans may be bringing home less bacon but Miami University students will not have to consume any less of it, according to Jon Brubacher manager of purchasing and operations analysis for Housing, Dining, Recreation and Business Services (HDRBS).
Miami students will still be able to find bacon in the dining halls every morning, according to Brubacher.
“You do not have to worry about not getting bacon on campus,” Brubacher said.
The National Pig Association of the United Kingdom reported in a press release Sept. 20 that there would be a global bacon shortage. However, recent press has argued a shortage is unlikely.
Meat prices are expected to rise, including beef, pork and chicken, according to Brubacher. Corn is used as a feed for livestock and much of the world’s corn crop was lost due to this summer’s drought.
Food across the board is projected to have a 3 to 4 percent price increase in 2013.
However, according to Brubacher, this will not cause a significant rise in meal plan prices.
“Miami students should not notice any impact, whether it be a shortage or tremendous price increase due to a bacon shortage,” Brubacher said.
The Board of Trustees approved 2.87 percent increase room and board prices for next year, on Sept. 21.