Brexit consequences hint at Mars bar shortage
Report: UK faces Mars Bar shortage without Brexit deal
- The UK could run out of Mars Bars in two weeks if the country leaves the EU without reaching a deal, reports.
- In a recent meeting, Michael Gove, secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, was warned that if a deal is not reached the country could run out of two ingredients needed for the candy bar in a matter of weeks.
- Last month, Tesco revealed that it was planning on stockpiling food due to fears over the effects that a no-deal Brexit could have on its supplies.
The iconic chocolate nougat Mars bar could face extinction in the UK should the country leave the UK without a Brexit deal, secretary of state for environment, food, and rural affairs Michael Gove has been warned.
Last year, it was revealed that all confectionery imports in the UK, including Mars bars, would drastically increase in price as a consequence of a hard Brexit.
However, the situation could be even more dire than previously thought, with representatives from the food industry telling Gove that a no-deal Brexit may result in the country running out of Mars bars in a matter of weeks.
According to BuzzFeed News, Gove was attending a roundtable meeting with individuals from the Food and Drink Federation when he was informed of the likelihood of the country running out of the popular confectionery.
As they explained to Gove, two of the ingredients that are used to make Mars bars are imported and only take a few days to go off.
Therefore, should food imports be barred from entering the UK via the port of Dover in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Mars will be prevented from making the chocolate bar.
This could then lead to the country running out of all Mars bars in as little as two weeks.
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Last month, Tesco revealed that it was planning on stockpiling food due to fears over the effects that a no-deal Brexit could have on its supplies.
"The biggest single challenge will be in a no-deal scenario and what happens with fresh food," said Dave Lewis, chief executive of the supermarket.
"The possibility of stockpiling fresh food is very, very limited," he added.
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