Food industry bosses have warned the problem is a “national security issue”.
It came after the PM dressed up in full gear as he and the chancellor visited apprentices at the company's training academy.
“We’ve already seen the number of people wanting to do their HGV driving test literally fall off a cliff, with only 9,000 being completed in 2019, that was before Brexit and it was well before Covid."
An additional £600m in costs hit British importers since Brexit came into force, taxes which were not required when Britain was in EU's single market.
Many businesses have reported huge issues in their supply chains in recent months, leaving some shop shelves empty, or forcing restaurants to remove items from their menus.
One firm warned the staffing crisis has made milk shortages over the next few weeks inevitable.
Spoons customers last week reported beer shortages at the Brexit-backing pub giant amid supply chain chaos.
“Over 52 per cent. Is that the beginning of a national awakening?”
In a video from 2019, Farage says passionately that the food shortages threat is "Project Fear" and "should be utterly, completely, totally, disregarded.”