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Chronic food industry worker shortfall could force prices even higher, MPs say

More products may need to be imported as Covid-19 and Brexit led to 500,000 vacancies in August 2021

Chronic worker shortages in the food and farming sector as a result of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic could push food prices even higher and lead to more food having to be imported, MPs have warned.

Parliamentarians on the environment, food and rural affairs committee reported that the sector had half a million vacancies in August, representing an eighth of all roles.

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