According to the paper, food companies employed trade experts to help with NI access issues.
According to a new survey, food producers are scrambling to recruit trade experts to deal with the ongoing difficulties in bringing goods into and out of Northern Ireland as a result of Brexit.
Since January, when the post-Brexit trade deal went into effect, companies have had difficulty exporting and importing goods into and out of Northern Ireland, according to the New Street Consulting Group.
Transportation delays and some inventory shortages are being blamed on checks on goods entering and leaving Northern Ireland.
Every day, Brexit is wreaking havoc on the food and beverage industry on a scale never seen before. Businesses now face the task of rapidly retraining employees to address all of the latest trade and supply chain problems.
According to the consultants, experts are being poached from firms and paying up to £1,000 a day.
“Smaller companies are having particular trouble sourcing these interim experts and paying top rates for their services,” said Laurence Frantzis, director at New Street Consulting Group.
“In anticipation of issues, many of the larger food producers and distributors hired some of the leading experts before January 1st.
“Brexit is wreaking havoc on the food and beverage industry on a scale never seen before. Businesses must now retrain employees fast enough to address all of the latest trade and supply chain issues.”