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CO2 Shortage Threatens UK’s Supply Of Meat, Beer And Fizzy Drinks, Reports Suggest (Yorkshire Evening Post)

18 Sep 2021

CO2 Shortage Threatens UK’s Supply Of Meat, Beer And Fizzy Drinks, Reports Suggest (Yorkshire Evening Post)

The UK is preparing for a severe shortage of CO2 gas which will impact supplies of beer, fizzy drinks and meat, reports suggest. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) was warned on Thursday (16 September) of the shortages caused by two major fertiliser plants closing this week. Supermarkets and restaurants are expected to be affected due to gas being instrumental in the production of carbonated drinks and meat processing.
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