EU pigwigs’ bacon hike
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.