UK potato growers have warned that the price of chips is set to go up after recent high temperatures ravaged crops. Allegedly, the heatwave had added to pressures caused by rising costs linked to the war in Ukraine.
The East Yorkshire-based British Potato Trade Association (BPTA) said the heatwave had compromised the "yield and quality" of potato crops. A BPTA spokesman said southern and eastern areas of Britain were currently experiencing the worst growing conditions linked to the record-breaking temperatures.
Andrew Crook, president of the Leeds-based National Federation of Fish Friers, said the price of fish and chips would increase as a result of reduced yields.