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Moliere
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« on: November 18, 2008, 01:16:06 AM »

New rule from the EU:

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New EU regulations have banned the consumption of cakes and confectionary entered at country fairs and agricultural shows immediately after baking competitions.

How do politicians sit around expensive conference tables and come up with this stuff?
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 01:25:33 AM »

Huh?  I'm at a total loss here.  What was their given reason for the necessity of destroying the baked goods?  Safety hazard?  Health hazard?  I mean, really, what was the goal with this ruling?
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 02:02:27 AM »

after years of accepting enough stupid little things like this, the mandatory tracking chips wont seem as bad? smile
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008, 09:59:21 AM »

I suspect there is an issue with the entries being on display for "too long" a period of time.  However, I can't imagine a soup kitchen or homeless shelter thinking that the items would be worse than something people dredge up out of Dumpsters just to survive.   disgust
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008, 03:33:07 PM »

those wacky Europeans  icon_lol  I bet some politician got snubbed and didn't get to eat part of a prize winning pie, so he came up with this to have vengeance on everyone else.  I bet this turns into one of those blue laws, like the one that says you cannot walk an elephant down main street on a Sunday.
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2008, 03:55:25 PM »

This didn't set off anyone else's BS warning?

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But Martin Territt, director of the European Commission representation in Ireland, said EU rules covered only food businesses, so agricultural shows were free to go on having traditional cake competitions.
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"There are no EU rules banning the eating of cakes at agricultural shows.  Any rules are only there to cover businesses. In fact, they specifically protect agricultural cake fairs and other traditional events," he said.  People producing food occasionally and on a small scale are not covered by the rules.  The 'new' EU food hygiene legislation was written into Irish law in 2006 (SI369/2006).
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2008, 07:33:05 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 18, 2008, 03:55:25 PM

This didn't set off anyone else's BS warning?

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But Martin Territt, director of the European Commission representation in Ireland, said EU rules covered only food businesses, so agricultural shows were free to go on having traditional cake competitions.
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"There are no EU rules banning the eating of cakes at agricultural shows.  Any rules are only there to cover businesses. In fact, they specifically protect agricultural cake fairs and other traditional events," he said.  People producing food occasionally and on a small scale are not covered by the rules.  The 'new' EU food hygiene legislation was written into Irish law in 2006 (SI369/2006).

Not at all, I take my cake very seriously indeed!  Actually, I'm just a sucker... plus, stranger things have been true. 

Or, as Craig Ferguson says: it has to be real, it's written down!  icon_biggrin
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