Chefs and operators are being urged to talk to their suppliers and to have alternatives to some fresh ingredients in mind as we approach the 31 October Brexit deadline.
Last week the release of the government’s Yellowhammer document, detailing the possible impacts of a no-deal Brexit, warned that fresh food supplies will “decrease” , with lorries experiencing delays of up to two-and-a-half days at the Dover crossing.
Rachel Dobson, managing director of buying specialist Lynx Purchasing, said: “As the latest Brexit deadline approaches, it feels very much like we’ve been here before, but it’s clearly more important than ever that operators prepare as best they can. Supply chains hate uncertainty, but unfortunately that’s really all we’ve got to work with.
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