British meat industry reacts to CO2 Govt deal


As fears over a looming carbon dioxide (CO2) crisis begin to abate, the British meat industry has realised that measures will have to be taken to ensure the future stability of UK CO2 supply and pricing.

Following the closure of fertiliser plants across the UK due to an industrial CO2 supply shortage, consumers were made aware of the knock-on impact that such a shortage could have on other sectors such as meat production.

With the gas used across the entire meat supply chain from slaughter to packaging, transport and delivery, the industry, along with the UK Government, will have to engage in ‘complex discussions’ on how to re-negotiate and restructure CO2 supply and pricing in the UK, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).

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