Feb 22, 2023

What's behind the fruit and veg shortages?

Sales of some fruit and vegetables have been limited by two of country's largest supermarkets, Asda and Morrisons. Asda has capped sales of certain fruit and vegetables at three items each per customer. Morrisons has set limits of two on cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce and peppers. The shortages are only expected to last "a few weeks" until the UK growing season begins and supermarkets find alternative sources of supply, according to the BRC. It added that supermarkets were "Adept" at managing supply chain issues and were working with farmers to ensure there was enough fresh produce for customers. The main impact of new border procedures for fruit and vegetable imports will not be felt until January 2024 - while imports from Morocco, which is outside the EU, are already subject to border checks.

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