Uncertainty Around Brexit Impacting Food Supply Chain, Business Leader Says

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The meals supply chain might face disruption within the UK, and particularly in Northern Ireland, after the New Yr when the Brexit transition interval ends, an business leader has warned. Round 40 % of food within the UK is imported on common throughout the yr, but the quantity is probably "considerably north of 60 %" in the meanwhile because of the season, Ian Wright, CEO of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), advised MPs on Tuesday. "For those who stated that now 60 % of our meals is imported, ... someplace north of 50 % can be perishable," Wright stated during a Enterprise, Power, and Industrial Strategy Committee hearing. He added that two-thirds of the imported food comes from the European Union, with Eire being the most important single player. Border Checks and Tariffs Wright informed the MPs two causes are causing uncertainty about the movement of meals from the EU to the UK—border ...