EU pig­wigs’ ba­con hike

TIP

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BRI­TAIN’S cooked brekkie fans are fac­ing a hefty rise in the cost of their favourite fry-up as the price of ba­con could in­crease by 20 per cent next year.

A new re­port shows that the cost of the much-loved pork prod­uct could dra­mat­i­cally shoot up when new EU pig wel­fare rules come in.

The Bri­tish Pig Ex­ec­u­tive has warned that pig meat sup­plies could plum­met by 5 - 10% at the start of 2013.

It also says a ban on sow stalls could lead to pork pro­duc­ers, who are un­able or un­will­ing to com­ply with the new rules, leav­ing the in­dus­try.

This warn­ing over a ba­con hike comes as the price of eggs has soared for Bri­tain’s shop­pers in the wake of the Eu-wide ban on bat­tery cages in­tro­duced in Jan­uary.

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