Sunday, 1 July 2018

Supermarket chain Asda rations sale of fizzy drinks as CO2 shortage continues

Supermarket chain Asda is rationing the amount of some fizzy drinks that its online customers can buy as the national CO2 shortage continues.

The Leeds-based grocer has restricted shoppers to six bottles or multipacks of soft drinks online.

Those affected are its own-label soft drinks, plus Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, 7Up, Irn Bru and Fanta.

Asda said the limit did not apply to purchases made at its stores.

The carbon dioxide scarcity has already forced beer, fizzy drink, crumpet, and meat firms to curb production.
Scotland's biggest abattoir is closed and other meat producers are considering adapting their products to use less CO2.

CO2 is widely used in the food processing and drinks industries. It puts the fizz into beer, cider and soft drinks, and is used in food packaging to extend the shelf life of salads, fresh meat and poultry.

BBC     News.

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