THE Department for Education has told schools to consider stock-piling long life food in case a no-deal Brexit leads to shortages.
On the same day that Boris Johnson warned it was “far from certain” the UK would get a deal, the DfE upated its guidance to schools.
Warning of “food supply chain changes” in the new year after the UK’s Brexit transition period ends on December 31, schools were told to consider ordering products with a longer shelf life — such as frozen foods, or ones stored safely at room temperature – before January 1.
They were also been told to consider varying “the timing and number of deliveries to allow for transport delays”, and to be as flexible as possible with delivery slots.
Thankfully the news comes as Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost told Boris Johnson to expect a Brussels trade deal early next week, possibly Tuesday.
However, talks could still collapse over fishing and red tape, with both sides urging the other to “get real”.
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