Sainsbury’s has given a warning as travel bans to the UK could lead to shortages in supermarkets. The retailer issued a warning on “lettuce, cauliflowers and citrus fruit”.
What food will be affected?
Sainsbury’s stated it will look into other ways to get the affected produce to shelves.
The supermarket told Express.co.uk: “We will start to see gaps over the coming days on lettuce, some salad leaves, cauliflowers, brocolli and citrus fruit.”
It added it is “sourcing everything that it can” and is “looking into alternative transport for products sourced from Europe.”
Sainsbury’s stated it “hopes the UK and French governments can come to a mutually agreeable solution which prioritises the passage of produce and any other food at the ports.”
Despite the shortage warning, the retailer added Christmas food would not be affected.
If this were to happy, the FDF warned there could be notable shortages in all supermarkets.
FDF chief executive Ian Wright stated yesterday: “Tonight’s suspension of accompanied freight traffic from the UK to France has the potential to cause serious disruption to UK Christmas fresh food supplies and exports of UK food and drink.
“Continental truckers will not want to travel here if they have a real fear of getting marooned.
“The government must very urgently persuade the French government to exempt accompanied freight from its ban.”
Published at Mon, 21 Dec 2020 09:34:00 +0000