After heavy flooding last month, the price of potatoes has skyrocketed on the continent and buyers are targeting Britain, the Daily Star reported.
A “perfect storm” of inflation, labor shortage, environmental catastrophe, Brexit, rising fuel and distribution costs, has caused the problem.
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But this was added by the continued impact of Covid, triggering food shortages and spiraling bills, Lynx Purchasing reported.
Frozen French fries will be among the first to go with a likely price hike and our Christmas roasts are under threat as well.
Rachel Dobson, of the catering company, said: “Floods in Europe have affected potato growers and processors there, with varieties grown for frozen crisps affected.
“UK pubs and restaurants, serving popular dishes like fish and chips, might find that their usual supplier is unable to deliver.
“The overseas shortage is likely to have a knock-on effect on the availability of UK-grown potatoes, and by Christmas we might find that the roasted potato, a dinner staple festive, is also rare.
“The same labor shortages that the hospitality industry sees on the front lines spread through the supply chain from warehousing and distribution to picking and packaging. “
In Europe, floods have been hit by flooding in flea-loving countries Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, which have killed at least 228 people and destroyed homes and businesses.