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If you are doing your food shop at Tesco's (or any other) this weekend. Have a look at where the produce originates from..

Here's a guideline :

Tesco

Green beans .........Egypt
Baby corn, ............ India
Broccoli spears......Kenya
Asparagus tips.......Peru
Asparagus bundle.Mexico
Mangetout ............Guatamala
Sugar peas............Egypt
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01-02-2019, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Puddle Duck ->
Project Fear !

If you are doing your food shop at Tesco's (or any other) this weekend. Have a look at where the produce originates from..

Here's a guideline :

Tesco

Green beans .........Egypt
Baby corn, ............ India
Broccoli spears......Kenya
Asparagus tips.......Peru
Asparagus bundle.Mexico
Mangetout ............Guatamala
Sugar peas............Egypt
A lot of salad come from Spain but it also contains salmonella.
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01-02-2019, 03:24 PM
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How many lettuce do you eat in a month, Longdogs and who missed the supply of courgettes from Spain last summer ?

I can cheerfully answer 'nein' to both of those.
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01-02-2019, 03:59 PM
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How many lettuce do you eat in a month, Longdogs and who missed the supply of courgettes from Spain last summer ?

I can cheerfully answer 'nein' to both of those.
I hate all salad PD wherever it comes from. Evil stuff.
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Yes, weak and watery, just like all those remoaners.
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01-02-2019, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Puddle Duck ->
Project Fear !

If you are doing your food shop at Tesco's (or any other) this weekend. Have a look at where the produce originates from..

Here's a guideline :

Tesco

Green beans .........Egypt
Baby corn, ............ India
Broccoli spears......Kenya
Asparagus tips.......Peru
Asparagus bundle.Mexico
Mangetout ............Guatamala
Sugar peas............Egypt
That's a EU directive to show the country of origin. Tesco however doesn't buy in these countries. Tesco buys the packaged product from the EU. But fear not, after brexit tesco can go and buy in these countries the 1/28 part of what the EU buys there. Just as in the quantity, there may be a difference in price to pay.
But as most of you only buy local, there is no reason to care.
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01-02-2019, 06:24 PM
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Toilet rolls! Don't forget them!
I always buy in bulk when there's an offer going online. The latest being 3 x a 20 pack
Don't know what the delivery person must think
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01-02-2019, 07:38 PM
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50% of our food is imported. Of that 30% is imported from the EU. It makes sense to stockpile items that are non perishable purely from the point of view that prices may rise sharply in the medium term. If we suddenly don't have deals with everyone they will be taking advantage of our situation to charge more.

Also worth bearing in mind that our farms are funded by EU subsidies and staffed with EU workers. I'm not sure how subsidies will be affected in the event of a no-deal. But it's happening around the time when farms need the most work put in to manage crops.



Of course if we have a deal none of this is an issue... But if you buy more of what you'd normally use plus some then it will do no harm. Supplies of non food items are also affected by other global factors in particular political risks and the weather. Things we take for granted such as toilet rolls and detergents are going to have inputs from various countries. I've noticed that loo roll and kitchen roll are going up in price and the supermarkets compensate by changing the product design (putting bigger rolls in). There must be various supply chain issues affecting these items.

Petrol and fuel costs could also go up overnight. Good thing it will be Spring, but it will all contribute.


It's not project fear it's common sense. It's so boring to keep seeing project fear all over the place when companies are making a big fuss about their situation and politicians don't know what to do next. Fact is we are in a shambles and it makes sense to plan for what comes next even if it works out at the last minute.
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01-02-2019, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Solasch ->
That's a EU directive to show the country of origin. Tesco however doesn't buy in these countries. Tesco buys the packaged product from the EU. But fear not, after brexit tesco can go and buy in these countries the 1/28 part of what the EU buys there. Just as in the quantity, there may be a difference in price to pay.
But as most of you only buy local, there is no reason to care.
Tesco along with others will rotate their product origin depending on supply chain disruption and crop failure. We do not produce enough here to feed the whole country and our own crops are at just as much risk of spoilage and harvest disasters. We have fabulous logistics here but this will put a big spanner in unless they agree a way forward.
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01-02-2019, 08:09 PM
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I don't buy any on that list.
I shop at Aldi, I hope they will continue to stay in the UK, top for value for money imo.
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