Northern Ireland Supermarkets Hit by Shortages

Several supermarkets have been hit by food shortages in Northern Ireland, following the new checks imposed by Brexit. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there were “teething problems” in trade between Britain and Northern Ireland, but that goods were flowing “effectively and in normal volumes”. British Retail Consortium director Andrew Opie said the problems that had led to a shortage of some food products following the end of the Brexit transition period had largely been overcome. However, the UK’s major supermarkets have warned that the system will become “unworkable” if further new certification requirement for food products are introduced in April.