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A wholesaler has been banned from selling a consignment of kiwi fruits because EU laws deemed them too small.
Tim Down, a market trader for 25 years, said he was not permitted even to give away the 5,000 Chilean fruits, each of which is about the size of a small hen's egg and weighs about 60g.
Mr Down said his family run firm would lose several hundred pounds in sales because of the ban.
"It is bureaucratic nonsense, they are perfectly fit to eat," Mr Down said at his stall at the Wholesale Fruit Centre in Bristol.
Originally posted by Thirst
Here is your answer - DONT BELIVE EVERYTHING YOU READ!
Originally posted by bodrul
reply to post by ladysharrowandherbarrow
i do find it funny there are actuily regulations that deem fruits that dont look good to be un sellible to stores or to the public.
the idiots incharge complain that people waste food in the tonnes yet they cause farmers to throw away perfectly good produce because it doesnt look pretty or a certain size.
Originally posted by Shere Khaan
I came into this thread prepared to rant about how terrible is the slave trade of short New Zealanders. I guess I must have mis understood the title
Originally posted by gottago
There was the infamous EU banana wars in the 90s, caused by a rule which stated that smaller bananas with too much curvature were forbidden for sale/import to EU countries.