While the Government is making sensible preparations for all eventualities as we leave the EU, the Government is not storing food. Whether the Government negotiates a deal or not, this will not be necessary.
The British public currently enjoys access to a wide range of products when they shop and this will continue once we leave the EU. The UK has a high degree of food security, built on access to a range of sources including strong domestic production and imports from other countries. This will continue to be the case whether we leave the EU with or without a deal.
It also has well established ways of working with the food industry to mitigate disruption, and these will be used to support preparations for leaving the EU. Consumers will continue to have access to a range of different products.
Extensive work to prepare for a no-deal scenario has been under way for over two years.
Further information can be found on our food safety pages: