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Poultry Processing & Slaughter / Europe / Industry News & Trends
on July 2, 2018

Carbon dioxide shortage hits UK poultry, meat firms

Industry organizations say they are working with government and retailers to overcome the current challenges, and prioritize CO2 supplies

Reduced supplies of carbon dioxide (CO2) across Europe are hitting British meat companies, with potentially serious knock-on effects for the country’s poultry and livestock farmers.

More than half of the British poultry meat sector uses CO2 to stun the birds prior to slaughter, and all firms use the gas in…

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