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School meals at risk due to shortage of UK lorry drivers

Loss of 100,000 hauliers as a result of Covid and Brexit could leave cooks relying on emergency standby ingredients

School meals could be disrupted for the remainder of this term by delays and shortages of food supplies across the country as a result of a dearth of lorry drivers in the UK.

The warning came as industry representatives told Boris Johnson that the driver shortage – exacerbated by Brexit and the pandemic – was causing a “crisis” in the food supply chain.

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