Sainsbury's says port restrictions may lead to missing products on UK shelves

Sainsbury’s has said some products could be missing from shelves because of restrictions at ports, but that food for a traditional Christmas lunch is available.

A spokesperson said: “If nothing changes, we will start to see gaps over the coming days on lettuce, some salad leaves, cauliflowers, broccoli and citrus fruit – all of which are imported from the continent at this time of year.

“All products for the Great British Christmas lunch are already in the country and we have plenty of these. We are also sourcing everything we can from the UK and looking into alternative transport for products sourced from Europe.

“We hope the UK and French governments can come to a mutually agreeable solution that prioritises the immediate passage of produce and any other food at the ports.”

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