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Monday, October 31, 2005

More EU Stupidity

I know they mean well, but so did Lenin. A little tale about a Scottish Seafood restaurant, tells you all you need to know about EU regulations.
Turnberry, a five-star resort on the Atlantic coast, used to get its internationally renowned shellfish from local fishermen who brought in fresh supplies daily from local ports. But EU "fish traceability" rules, which become compulsory next year, mean shellfish have to be bought from a wholesaler. The resort recently received a shipment of dead langoustines. It was discovered that the shellfish, landed just miles away, had been on a 900-mile round trip that took them to London, a fish supplier in Eyemouth on the east coast and an Edinburgh wholesaler, The Scotsman reported. By the time the langoustines had finished their two-day trek -- just a few miles from where they started -- they were in no state to be served up to the discerning diners at Turnberry.
Just in case you were wondering, the rule that created the rotten shellfish is designed to guarantee hygiene standards. So that’s alright then.

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