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Meat crises averted as government strikes a deal with major CO2 supplier

by LLB political Reporter
21st Sep 21 4:03 pm

The government have waded into the carbon dioxide (CO2) crisis and have been in contact with US firm CF to restart production at plants in the UK.

Industry experts have been warning for months that the UK could be facing a majot problem with the supply of food and drink.

Fertiliser plants in Teeside and Cheshire who produce CO2 were forced to close as gas prices rocketed.

On Sunday, British Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng met the boss of US firm CF Industries, Tony Will, and told reports on Tuesday that the government could provide financial support to get production up and running.

There were fears that farmers would have to kill their own livestock as Abattoirs use CO2 to stun animals before slaughter and were running short of CO2.

Andrew Opie of the British Retail Consortium welcomed the news, “It is vital that production at the (two UK plants) is restarted as soon as possible, and distributed quickly to food manufacturers in need of it.”

The owner of Bernard Matthews and 2 Sisters Food Group, Ranjit Singh Boparan said, “There are less than 100 days left until Christmas and Bernard Matthews and my other poultry businesses are working harder than ever before to try and recruit people to maintain food supplies.”

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