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Forcing all UK supermarkets to put “not for EU” labels on meat, dairy and plant products in a move to assuage the concerns of unionists in Northern Ireland will force up prices and undermine the war against inflation, ministers have been told.
Thanks to higher costs, increased red tape and supply chain damage, we must get used to living in a country with empty shelves.
Firms will have to pass on extra costs of red tape, warns Fresh Produce Consortium.
It comes after a former environment secretary criticised the treatment of farmers in the UK-Australia trade pact.
It is absolutely critical labelling issues raised by the Windsor Framework are resolved ahead of an October deadline, a group representing British supermarkets has said.
57% say Brexit behind gaps on supermarket shelves, as shortages hit school meals. / Most voters think Brexit is to blame for widespread shortages of fruit and vegetables on supermarket shelves, a poll for The Independent has found.
Supermarket contracts and Brexit have been blamed for the lack of fruit and vegetables impacting British consumers.
Many industry experts have also pointed at Brexit – claiming the UK’s current position has left it vulnerable as trade links have become less secure than they once were. / Thanks to new post-Brexit administrative checks, the farming industry has also seen seasonal labour shortages, leaving gaps in a workforce...
Iceland's boss says a dearth of fruit and vegetables in stores is due to climate change, but a European country's minister suggests other factors are also at play - saying: "Brexit was not a great deal."
Three big retailers are placing limits on shoppers on some produce lines. What is behind the rationing?
Scots shoppers have been confronted by empty shelves in recent days as the big supermarket chains struggle to obtain fresh produce.
The head of a farming and food campaign group has laid the blame for shortages of fruit and veg on supermarket shelves squarely on Brexit.
Just three years after the country voted to leave the EU, supermarkets are restricting the number of vegetables shoppers can buy.
UK supermarkets have been “hurt horribly by Brexit”, according to former Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King.
The rain in Spain has largely been blamed, but is it the only factor?
The former CEO of Sainsbury's has said UK supermarkets have been "hurt horribly by Brexit" as they struggle with fruit and vegetable supply shortages.
City councillor shares images of bare shops in city amid fresh food crisis.
These shortages have been compounded by high energy costs and other issues impacting the UK’s supply and transport chains, which have added stress on businesses exporting and importing food between the UK and EU.
Here we go again: The implications of Brexit have been blamed for widespread food shortages at UK supermarkets this weekend.
"It's not us putting the prices up, it's Brexit." / Rosa shared some staggering statistics. Between the referendum result in 2016 and May 2018, 1900 florists shut up shop. Between May to October 2018 more floristry businesses closed.
At the very time when government wants to be less dependent on food imports, it’s becoming impossible for some farmers to survive.
As small businesses crumble, shelves get emptier and the care-worker shortage intensifies, life outside the EU is having a dire effect on many of us. Why aren’t politicians talking about it?
Kent farming giant reports 8% fall in harvest due to lack of seasonal pickers – saying it’s easier to import fruit.
Kent farming giant reports 8% fall in harvest due to lack of seasonal pickers – saying it’s easier to import fruit.
It comes as Brexit means fall in crops and fewer British products in supermarkets. / Leaving the EU has led to a decline in crops and fewer home-grown products on the shelves of Britain’s supermarkets, farming chiefs have warned, reports The Independent.