Some supermarket shelves in France are sitting empty and the price of croissants on the rise, creating a headache for the government just as it tries to make the food chain fairer for farmers.
For French consumers, where butter makes up about a quarter of a croissant’s ingredients, they price is being passed back onto them, or in some cases they have not been able to source their daily pastries.
Irish butter production is running 12pc ahead of last year, according to CSO figures  and Ornua CEO Kevin Lane said recently that butter prices have reached an all-time high in recent months with prices of €7,000/t being recorded, and said prices should start to level off shortly.
“We have a view that butter has peaked. It’s typical in normal years that butter is at its highest as we get in to the very important Thanksgiving and Christmas buying period. It’s typically …