Boris Johnson’s government has been warned that the UK is facing a “national security problem” due to a sudden shortage of carbon dioxide (CO2) used by the food and beverage industry, with the issue being the food supply. Problems can arise in the chain.
Bernard Mathews and Two Sisters Food Group owner Ranjit Singh Boparan warned on Saturday that the shortage is likely to lead to “massive food waste” across the country, linked to a spike in bulk gas prices.
“This is clearly a national security issue and, unlike the labor supply crisis, where the government’s response to our region has been disappointing to say the least, it must be dealt with as urgently,” Mr Bopran said.
It came as new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss defended the UK’s security pact with the US and Australia (AUKUS) following strong criticism from France over the deal.
The treaty struck Paris after the Australian government announced that it would pull out of a £30bn deal with the French to supply it with conventionally powered diesel-electric submarines.
UK facing ‘national security issue’ over CO2 reduction in food industry
The UK is facing a “national security issue” regarding the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) used by the food and beverage industry for refrigeration and distribution.
The British Poultry Council has warned that the industry is headed for a “downward spiral towards severely struggling supply chains”, with gas shortages likely to hit meat supplies to supermarkets and restaurants within days .
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Frozen food and meat shortages are causing carbon dioxide shortages
Government urged to intervene on gas price hike over “national security issue”
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