Soaring shrimp prices force restaurants to alter menus

12/27/2013 | American Public Media/Marketplace

Global shrimp prices are soaring after a deadly disease decimated harvests in Thailand, but instead of passing along the high cost of the seafood to end consumers, suppliers and restaurants are simply pulling it from menus. Red Lobster cut its all-you-can-eat shrimp special from three months down to six weeks in the U.S., while Jamie Oliver's Italian chain in Britain nixed its shrimp linguini dish from its offerings.

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