Food Shortages:Save our bacon! Price of pork produce rockets 38% in four weeks as African swine fever wipes out a fifth of China’s pigs

  • Prices are expected to rise due to increased demand facing European suppliers 
  • Comes after deadly viral disease began affecting hogs on farms in East Asia 
  • There was an 18% increase in the price of bacon from February to April this year 

An outbreak of African swine fever in China could send the price of pork and bacon soaring over the coming months, a British company has warned.

York-based procurement firm Beacon said it is likely prices will continue to rise with an increased demand facing European suppliers.

It comes after the deadly viral disease began affecting hogs on farms in East Asia last year after it was first detected in China in August.

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