Soft drinks (glass bottles, plastic bottles and cans) have been added to the long list of food products hit by shortages. For the past few days, there has been a shortage of soft drinks in shops. This shortage is due to a shortage of CO² involving the soft drink industry in Tunisia.
One of the largest beverage manufacturing companies in Tunisia had already cited in a press release published at the end of July the cessation of carbon dioxide delivery by its suppliers. This shortage has caused the prices of certain brands to rise.
CO² is the sole easily accessible, non-toxic gas that is well soluble in water, which is not the case for nitrogen or oxygen.