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Brexit bites: Nando's closes restaurants amid chicken shortage

A poultry industry source said that warnings last month that EU worker rules and logistics issues would continue to hit food supply had not been heeded.

"We raised this issue with government many weeks ago and nothing significant has happened since, so it is clearly not going away," he said.

"We need new workers to come on board to cope with this demand, and while Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) have been helpful, the issue is with the Home Office.

"There are shortages fluctuating between 10 per cent and 20 per cent of staff, so we need some emergency changes get workers overseas who can fill this gap."

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'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 20th, 2021 at 08:06:45 AM EST
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