Food shortages loom as lack of CO2 hits meat and vegetable producers

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The already stretched UK food supply chain has been hit by a fresh crisis as skyrocketing gas prices have led to a shortage of carbon dioxide (CO2).

CO2 is used across the industry, including the food sector where it is used to stun livestock before slaughter, in the production of some bakery products, in carbonated drinks and in transporting chilled food. 

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