October 19, 2021

Government hoping to reach deal to fix CO2 crisis, as food shortages loom – business live | Business

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Fears are growing that the UK’s carbon dioxide shortage will soon lead to empty shelves, as food producers urge the government to step in and provide support.

Ian Wright, CEO of the Food and Drink Federation, told the BBC’s Today Programme this morning that it is “a real crisis”, explaining that supply chains are under unprecedented pressures.

We have been saying for several weeks now that the just-in-time system which underpins both our supermarkets and our hospitality industry is under the most strain it’s ever been in the 40 years it’s been there.

Poultry producers are warning that production will erode seriously by the end of this week, Wright says, and the same is true of pig production — both sectors…

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