Jul 10 2008

Reprieve For Misshapen Melons?

Category: In The MediaChrisM @ 3:49 am

I remember a good few years back that the tabloids ran a bunch of stories proclaiming that bananas and cucumbers would have to be straight, apples perfectly round etc. all due to EU laws. Of course they had blown the story out of proportion, the regulations were put in place to ensure low quality merchandise was not mixed in with class a produce. However, in some cases this lead to perfectly good fruit and veg not being sold, and often disposed of. According to a BBC report, some fruit and vegetables will now be permitted in all shapes and sizes, providing they are labelled clearly as ‘for cooking use only’. Twenty six items of produce will have the regulations removed or relaxed, leaving just tomatoes, apples, lettuces, peaches and nectarines, pears, strawberries, citrus fruit, kiwi fruit, endives, sweet peppers and table grapes with the original laws in place.

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