Vegetable shortages could last for up to a month

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Shortages of some fruit and vegetables could last for up to a month, the environment secretary has said.

Therese Coffey’s comment came after Asda, Morrisons, Aldi and Tesco placed limits on items such as tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.Speaking in the Commons, Ms Coffey told MPs she anticipated “the situation will last about another two to four weeks”.Ministers were talking to retailers about how to avoid such problems in the future, she added.Shops and suppliers say the shortages have been caused largely by bad weather in southern Europe and Africa.

Responding to an urgent question in the House of Commons, Ms Coffey said: “We anticipate the situation will last about another two to four weeks.”It is important that we try and make sure that we get alternative sourcing options.”

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