Oh no! Being safe is obviously the most important factor right now, but it’s wild how much is affected by the shutdown. The company doesn’t think there will be a huge shortage though, so that’s good!
Just Born suspended production on Wednesday and will do so at least through April 7, the company said in a statement.
The GOOD news: They will continue to pay their employees, who are working remotely, they said. The company has made Peeps in Pennsylvania for 67 years, and a large supply has already shipped to retailers from their factories in Bethlehem and Philadelphia, according to Just Born, the family-owned confectionery company that makes Peeps, as well as Mike and Ike, Hot Tamales, Teenee Beanee jelly beans, and Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews.