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U.K. Reassures Citizens There Will Be Enough to Eat After Brexit

A worker prepares pallets of food at a refrigerated warehouse in Peterborough, U.K.

A worker prepares pallets of food at a refrigerated warehouse in Peterborough, U.K.

Photographer: Darren Staples/Bloomberg

With just two months to go until Britain’s scheduled departure from the European Union, there was a sign of the uncertainty surrounding the divorce on Monday afternoon when Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman reassured families there will be enough to eat.

“The U.K. has a high level of food security based on a wide range of sources, including strong domestic production and imports from other countries,” James Slack told reporters in London on Monday afternoon. “This will continue to be the case whether we leave the EU with our without a deal.”