towards a shortage of frozen products on our shelves?

Baptiste Morin, edited by Gauthier Delomez

Concern is mounting among road hauliers, especially among refrigerated transport companies. At the microphone of Europe 1, the director general of the Cold Logistics Chain association warns: if fuel shortages persist, certain food products could disappear from supermarket shelves.

Road hauliers are the first to suffer from the fuel shortage. And in this very broad sector, refrigerated transport companies are sounding the alarm. If the tension persists at service stations, some food products may very soon disappear from the shelves of our supermarkets. “Our trucks also need off-road diesel to produce cold, and today, most of our members say that they no longer have access to diesel”, notes Valérie Lasserre, general manager of the Chaîne association. cold logistics.

Food chain supply impacted

“Companies tell me that in two days, they have nothing left, and they will no longer be driving”, she reports at the microphone of Europe 1. As a result, “if the refrigerated trucks are not driving, they will not be driving. can no longer transport yogurts, ice cream, minced steaks … It’s starting to become critical”, estimates the general manager, shining the spotlight on a “shadow profession” in which everything usually goes “well”.

“But there, the side effects of the refinery blockages (affect) the supply of the food chain. Beware, the situation is becoming more and more tense”, warns Valérie Lasserre. Who supports: “Our message is not to scare, but to alert so that we realize the collateral effects of blockages”.

In total, 31% of service stations on average are in difficulty, according to government figures on Tuesday evening. The situation has worsened in the Paris region, where 44% of stations are concerned against 34% on Monday. In the Center-Val-de-Loire region, this figure rises to 45% on Tuesday.