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Randall Jeppesen reporting Food shortages around the world and a slowing U.S. economy have caused such a rush at a Utah food storage business that it's now turning customers away empty-handed.
The Blue Chip food storage business makes and packages all kinds of long-lasting foods. But office manager Jeff Augason says business became too good, with too many orders and not enough food.
"We've got so many orders that we're having to try to slow the flow and take care of the ones we've got," he said.
He says the only similar rush he's seen was Y2K, and more foods keep running out.
"It started with milk last summer. It's gone to wheat, and now it's also into your rice and beans," he said.
At the store, shelves sit empty for some items. Augason says he doesn't know when they'll be able to fill them.
Augason says the company is limiting customers to the stock they have on hand.