UK Supermarkets Sets Limitations On Fruits & Vegetables Amid Shortage
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UK Supermarkets Sets Limitations On Fruits & Vegetables Amid Shortage

Several of the UK’s largest supermarket chains have set purchase limitations on some fruits and vegetables owing to a supply constraint caused by bad weather and the fallout from the Russia-Ukraine conflict, with the UK government warning on Thursday that the situation might continue up to a month.

Tomatoes, peppers, capsicums, cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower are among the vegetable items that Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, and Aldi limit to three per customer.

The scarcity has been connected to poor weather in southern Europe and Africa, as well as high energy prices in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Environment Minister Therese Coffey addressed the House of Commons in answer to an urgent question in Parliament that the Governemnt thought the situation to persist roughly another two to four weeks.

It is important to try and secure alternate sourcing choices  she added.

Rationing is another another setback for British consumers who are already dealing with record food price increases that have exacerbated the biggest cost-of-living crisis in decades.

According to Kantar, food price inflation reached 16.7 per cent in the four weeks ending 22 January. This is the indicator’s highest level since the data organisation began measuring it in 2008.

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