London: The sale of some fruits and vegetables has been restricted due to food shortages in the United Kingdom, local authorities say, and the situation may continue for a month.
According to officials, citizens may face further shortages of other salad ingredients including tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers.
Britain’s Environment Food and Rural Affairs Minister Therese Coffey told parliament that discussions with industry retailers indicated that the current situation could take another two to four weeks to improve.
The crisis has been exacerbated by low winter yields in greenhouses in Britain and the Netherlands as energy costs remain high, with social media flooded with images of empty fruit and vegetable shelves in supermarkets.
A foreign news agency According to the report In this regard, major supermarkets such as Tesco, Aldi, Asda and Morrisons have cited the weather conditions and supply difficulties in Spain and Morocco as the reason for limiting the sale of vegetables.
Apart from this, Morrisons, along with the UK arm of German market chain Aldi, have also announced similar measures to limit the sale of salad dressings. A day earlier, Asda Supermarket had set a limit on the sale of a total of eight vegetables and fruits.