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    mudra

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    Iceberg lettuces and broccoli rationed as vegetable crisis hits supermarkets

    Post  mudra on Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:27 pm

    Iceberg lettuces and broccoli rationed as vegetable crisis hits supermarkets

    Some supermarkets are rationing the number of iceberg lettuce and broccoli customers can buy - blaming poor growing conditions in southern Europe for a shortage in UK stores.

    Tesco is limiting shoppers to three iceberg lettuces, as bad weather in Spain caused "availability issues".

    Morrisons has a limit of two icebergs to stop "bulk buying", and is limiting broccoli to three heads per visit.

    Prices have also risen, with Lidl's iceberg lettuce up to £1.19 from 42p.

    But both Aldi and Lidl have told the BBC their stock levels have not been affected.

    Asda said courgette stocks were still low after a UK shortage last month.

    Why is there a vegetable shortage?

    Customers have posted photographs on social media sites of empty lettuce shelves in Tesco stores, alongside signs asking them to limit lettuce purchases.

    One notice read: "Due to continued weather problems in Spain there is a shortage of iceberg lettuce.

    "To protect the availability to all our customers, we are limiting bulk purchases to three per person. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

    A spokesman for the Prime Minister, Theresa May, said the government knew there was a "situation", and that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) was "monitoring" it.

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    Re: Iceberg lettuces and broccoli rationed as vegetable crisis hits supermarkets

    Post  Swanny on Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:26 pm

    broccoli... Yuk pale
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    Re: Iceberg lettuces and broccoli rationed as vegetable crisis hits supermarkets

    Post  Pris on Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:11 pm

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    Iceberg lettuce... yuck. No nutrients.
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