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EU demands over Irish Sea border will mean food shortages in Northern Ireland, suppliers warn

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Michel Barnier in London yesterday

Michel Barnier in London yesterday

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Michel Barnier in London yesterday

Major suppliers and distributors for supermarkets have told the Government that Northern Ireland faces food shortages after the Brexit transition at the end of the year.

On Tuesday the European Commission said it takes "very seriously" concerns over the future supply of food in supermarkets here as tensions grow over the Northern Ireland Protocol with just 50 days until its introduction.

First Minister Arlene Foster has said the EU is not being reasonable to require checks on food coming into Northern Ireland from Britain it deems "at risk" of being moved into the Republic.


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