Food Stockpiling

brue replied on 10/12/2020 09:28

Posted on 10/12/2020 09:28

Does anyone know what this actually means if the Brexit talks go awry. This is not a political post but I'm wondering what information is out there regarding our food supplies. It wasn't easy getting hold of certain foods during the first lockdown, are we in for more of the same? I can manage without tinned tomatoes, is there going to be an unexpected run on baked beans?! 

WayTwoGo replied on 10/12/2020 09:47

Posted on 10/12/2020 09:47

From what I have gathered, having been reading "prepping" threads on various forums, people are tending to lay in stores of food items which are "continental". Stuff like olive oil, jars of sundried tomatoes and Belgian chocolate. That is at the light hearted end of the discussions. 

peedee replied on 10/12/2020 10:09

Posted on 10/12/2020 10:09

There seems to be two potential causes of threatened shortages. One a no deal Brexit and two, problems at ports caused by COVID. Tescos says thay have been stock piling to alleviate any short term shortages. Personally I couldn't care less and have no intention of panic buying, what there isn't available we will manage without.

peedee

brue replied on 10/12/2020 10:13

Posted on 10/12/2020 10:13

So I probably won't get far with my 2 for 1 Quaker Oats either...looking at where they come from?! frown

WayTwoGo replied on 10/12/2020 10:16

Posted on 10/12/2020 10:09 by peedee

There seems to be two potential causes of threatened shortages. One a no deal Brexit and two, problems at ports caused by COVID. Tescos says thay have been stock piling to alleviate any short term shortages. Personally I couldn't care less and have no intention of panic buying, what there isn't available we will manage without.

peedee

Posted on 10/12/2020 10:16

When does having a reasonably stocked store cupboard become "panic buying"?

 

SeasideBill replied on 10/12/2020 10:18

Posted on 10/12/2020 10:18

We hear the expression ‘perfect storm’ a lot these days. Huge backlog of supplies in UK ports due to fall-out from CV19 restrictions and seasonal demands, no berths available so ships in the wrong place making problem worse. Shortage of containers in Asia etc etc. Manufacturing stalled due to lack of supplies. Add to that forthcoming Brexit created chaos.....stockpiling (panic buying scale) is only a matter of time.

peedee replied on 10/12/2020 10:22

Posted on 10/12/2020 10:22

We shop once a week and of course we have a small stock of non perishible goods for everyday use when needed but doubled up, no, and I see no need.

Reports in the press only trigger panic buying and make availablity worse. I bet there are still folk using toilet rolls bought last March.

peedee

JillwithaJay replied on 10/12/2020 10:26

Posted on 10/12/2020 10:26

Just like my nanna and my mum before me, I always have a well stocked food cupboard which contains things like soups, beans, cooking sauces, teabags, coffee, flour, sugar, pasta, etc., as well as a full freezer.  I also have a cupboard for cleaning products.  I bake my own bread, cakes, pies, casseroles, but you can't 'hoard' things like fresh vegetables, fruit or milk, etc. 

Takethedogalong replied on 10/12/2020 10:29

Posted on 10/12/2020 10:29

Before the C19 pandemic this year, we were informed by our vet that they are struggling at times to get certain Meds. Garage couldn’t get a part in time for our Jeep service either, luckily it was just a routine filter change.

I think certain foods will be a problem, a lot of our Winter vegetables and salad foods come from Spain. 

I don’t expect our lives in terms of imports, goods etc.... to be the same for years, if ever. Some things might be a little bit better, but I can only think of one thing at the moment, and it’s live exports.

No one will really know the true impact of Brexit. Most negative things will be blamed on pandemic now I suspect.

We aren’t stockpiling anything.

Metheven replied on 10/12/2020 10:34

Posted on 10/12/2020 10:34

We have the normal everyday goods in our cupboards and never got into hoarding anything, although I did get a few 'breakfasts in a tin' cans in when the local cafe closed. 

Our chest freezer is 100% full as usual (not my doing), and the stuff at the bottom has not seen light of day since being put in, and who knows when that was frown I sometimes wish for a shortage just to get down to the depths of the freezer smile