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Britons could face diet change under hard Brexit

LONDON: The British government could tell citizens to change their diets if importing food from the European Union becomes difficult under a no-deal Brexit, a report said today. 
London has begun planning what to do about food supplies if Britain leaves the EU without an agreement with Brussels, The Times said, citing plans revealed to the newspaper. Perishable goods, such as vegetables from the Netherlands or fruit from Spain, could be held up at the border if tough checks are imposed or the EU limits trade, said the report.
It said the government had identified giant hangars around the country that could be used to stockpile food. However, officials do not think there would be a general food shortage, according to the report. Some companies have begun taking matters into their own hands. The Zizzi and ASK restaurant chains will be switching from Italian to British mozzarella suppliers. The brands’ parent company Azzurri said it had taken the decision due to fears that a no-deal Brexit would disrupt food supplies into Britain.
The new Welsh milk mozzarella has already been introduced by ASK and will be on the Zizzi menu next year. Meanwhile, businesses including Premier Foods, Quorn, and London’s plush Fortnum and Mason emporium have said they will stockpile some products in case of delays at the border. The British government and Brussels have struck a withdrawal agreement that would prevent a no-deal Brexit.
However, it currently lacks majority support in the British parliament, being opposed by both Brexiteer lawmakers and pro-EU MPs alike. The government has stepped up its no-deal planning. Prime Minister Theresa May has said the vote on the deal will take place the week of 14th January. Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.