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UK Heatwave Will Hit Food Supplies, Could Worsen Brexit Disruption: FDF

Britain's prolonged heatwave will impact food supplies later this year and could exacerbate any disruption caused by a hard Brexit, an industry lobby group warned on Wednesday.

With just over eight months left until Britain is due to leave the European Union, there is little clarity about how trade will flow, as Prime Minister Theresa May, who is grappling with a rebellion in her party, is still trying to strike a deal with the bloc.

Ian Wright, director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), said that if Britain left the EU next March without a deal, disruption at customs and border crossings could impact food supplies.

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