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Brexit: Food chain disruption and the death of the land bridge

November 28, 2020, RTE

Maree Gallagher is quoted in RTE regarding the implications of Brexit on established food supply chains between Ireland and the UK, and the UK and the European continent. Ms. Gallagher says “until now you haven't had warehouses full of stock you have just in time delivery. So, if you run low on cheese or pizza or cauliflower an order goes in and it's delivered with everything else. Because the UK has been part of Europe that has just worked, whether it's going to France, or Germany, or Italy or Ireland or Northern Ireland.”

She adds, “Anyone who thinks this is just going to be sorted out over the next 30 days is mistaken. I think the EU hands are really tied on this. They're not going to be able to change the rules around food safety, traceability, certification over a period of a few weeks just to suit a departing member state.”

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