Supermarket giant Tesco has rationed customers to three iceberg lettuces per visit – blaming poor growing conditions in Europe for a shortage in UK stores. It said bad weather in Spain had caused “availability issues” but suppliers were working to resolve the problem. Morrisons has also limited shoppers to three heads of broccoli and three iceberg lettuces, the Daily Mail said. It follows a UK courgette shortage last month, after wet and cold weather in southern Europe devastated crops. Customers have posted photographs on social media sites of empty lettuce shelves in Tesco stores, alongside signs asking them to limit lettuce purchases. One notice read: “Due to continued weather problems in Spain there is a shortage of iceberg lettuce. “To protect the availability to all our customers, we are limiting bulk purchases to three per person. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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