The closure of two of the largest fertilizer plants in the UK (UK) is causing poultry meat shortages in the UK and has a significant impact on the UK poultry sector. In the production of fertiliser, CO2 is produced, which is used as a by-product to stun and pack the poultry. With the closure of the fertilizer factories, the British meat ploughing sector is facing serious scarcity.
The two fertiliser factories are suspending their activities as the production process was no longer economically sustainable due to rising gas prices. The government intervened but it was not enough.
The lack of CO2 is not the only problem. Indeed, the UK poultry sector is already facing major labour shortages. The sector is rightly concerned that without public support to keep the price of gas under control, the impact on food supply would be felt in store shelves within a few weeks.