UK to experience shortages of some fresh foods for weeks or even months if a disorderly no-deal Brexit leaves perishable produce rotting in lorries at ports, Britain’s food and drink lobby warned on Wednesday.

Leaving the EU in October 31 on a non-orderly manner, will be problematic as so much fresh produce is imported and warehouses are stocked full ahead of Christmas, according to Britain’s grand retailers.

450,000 people are employed in the doing and food industry, and this will be the first major challenge since the horse meat scandal of 2013 and the mad cow disease outbreaks of the 1980s and 1990s.


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