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New Zealand is facing a chicken nugget shortage!?

How are we going to explain this one to the kids...?
15 July 2022 5:13PM

Just the news we need in 2022.... New Zealand is currently going through a chicken nugget shortage. 

The food that is a staple in every kiwi freezer (and last-minute Maccas run), is facing shortages due to Covid and a shortage of carbon dioxide (CO2), which helps to preserve the little pieces of heaven.

Egbert Segers, the CEO of Tegel Foods told the NZ Herald that several different things have led to a ‘perfect storm’ for a lack of chicken nuggets. 

“It’s workforce shortages, it’s Covid, it’s seasonal illnesses and then it’s the CO2 shortage on top of all of that”, he said. 

CO2 is what’s used to preserve chicken nuggets and currently, our only supplier is doing maintenance, which makes it a lot harder to get for businesses that need it. 

If you have any left in your freezer, it could be handy to keep them hidden in case of a 'fussy eater emergency'.