Aldi sells 1,500 frozen turkey crowns a day as Brits start Christmas stockpiling

Worried Brits are stockpiling food for Christmas as Aldi reports incredible sales of frozen turkeys and Christmas puddings following fears of a supply chain crisis.

The panic buying comes after food experts warned the country that they should buy their Christmas dinner ingredients early if they wanted to secure it for the special day.

In all of the chaos, supermarket giant Aldi have joyfully reported selling 1,500 frozen turkey crowns a day and that their pudding sales are up a whopping 45 per cent, Mirror reports.

British families are said to be holding as much as £2,000 worth of food for the festive season.

The good news for supermarkets continues over at Iceland, who report sales of their frozen turkeys rising 409 per cent, compared to this time last year.

Richard Harrow, Chief Executive of the British Frozen Food Federatio, claimed that some customers have even "permanently converted" to buying frozen, Mail Online reported.

“This combined with current concerns about food supply means many people will be opting for frozen food this Christmas," he said.

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It is feared that a shortage of butchers could impact the rate of food supplies over Christmas for millions of Brits.

Farmers have tragically said they have had to shoot their pigs because there is a shortage of butchers available to slaughter and carve them.

Around 150,000 animals are reportedly under threat of being culled next week due to the shortages.

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The Christmas dinner crisis is coming on top of issues caused by the lack of HGV drivers, which is also leading to a shortage of fuel at petrol stations.

More than 10,000 foreign workers will temporarily permitted to work as lorry drivers in the food sector to ease the worsening issues, the government announced last week.

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The temporary visa scheme hopes to see opportunities created for 5,500 poultry workers and 5,000 HGV drivers to take up employment in the UK until Christmas Eve.

It hopes to ensure that supermarket shelves are kept stocked with turkeys and toys.

Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, said the changes would "ensure preparations remain on track" for the festive season.

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