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

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  • 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 
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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.

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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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