Limits on vegetable purchases in UK

LONDON: British supermarkets have set limits on vegetable purchases, citing changes in food production due to changing weather conditions.

According to international websites, several branches of British supermarkets have announced that they are setting purchase limits on certain vegetables and fruits.

These markets, which sell food and other daily use items, attributed the restriction on the purchase of vegetables to disruptions in the production chain of these items in Southern European and North African countries.

UK’s largest supermarket chain Tesco has set a limit of three tomatoes, three large peppers and three puddings per customer.

The UK arm of German supermarket chain Aldi has announced similar measures, while Morrisons has also imposed a limit on the sale of these items as well as salad dressings, a day before Asda supermarket a total of 8 A limit was set on the sale of vegetables and fruits.

Critics of the UK’s exit from the European Union are blaming Brexit for food shortages that do not exist anywhere else in Europe, but industry experts say the shortages are due to the weather. There is an error.

According to Andrew Opie, director of food and sustainability affairs at the British Retail Consortium, difficult weather conditions in southern Europe and northern African countries have affected the production of some fruit and vegetables, including tomatoes and peppers.

He added that supermarkets are adept at managing supply chain issues and are working with farmers to ensure customers have access to fresh produce.

The OP added that the shortage is expected to continue for a few more weeks.

Last month, Spain experienced unusually cold weather, suspending the departure of sea vessels carrying goods from southern Spain, which further affected the supply chain.

Similarly, farmers in Morocco have reported reduced production volumes due to cold weather, heavy rains and floods.

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