PressTV-UK retailers warn of food shortage in case of no-deal Brexit

A major lobby group representing food retailers and grocers in Britain has warned that if the country exits the European Union without an agreement, the UK could face serious disruptions to its food supply.

“While we have been working closely with our suppliers on contingency plans it is not possible to mitigate all the risks to our supply chains and we fear significant disruption in the short term as a result if there is no Brexit deal,” read a letter sent Monday by The British Retail Consortium (BRC) to members of the British parliament.

The group, which represents firms including Sainsbury’s, Asda, McDonald’s and KFC, warned that the UK could have its food security threatened by a no-deal Brexit as the country imports nearly a third of its food from the EU.

It said the problem will become even more complicated by the fact that British produce is out of season in March when Brexit happens.

“As this produce is fresh and…

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