Re: [OT] Food exports?

2001-05-28 Thread Chris Benson

On Tue, May 22, 2001 at 07:22:11PM +0100, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
 Someone just laid what I think is a fresh urban myth on me, but is
 there any kind of embargo on comestibles going from England to France?
 Like even wrapped chocolate?

A sign at Barcelona airport says that passengers to GB and Netherlands
will have all dairy products removed on arrival or something like
that (the English version was rather worn away by people who have to 
point at words).

I bought non-milk xocolate with my remaining pesetas.
-- 
Chris Benson



Re: [OT] Food exports?

2001-05-28 Thread Redvers Davies

 A sign at Barcelona airport says that passengers to GB and Netherlands

I went to Barcelona during the height of FMD.  They told us on the plane
that we were going to be sterilised on arrival.  (Poor choice of words there
methinks).

 I bought non-milk xocolate with my remaining pesetas.

Who didn't... hmmm... Did you go to Menserat(bad spelling) by any chance?
Pick up some of their xocolate or wonderfull liquers?



Re: [OT] Food exports?

2001-05-28 Thread Chris Benson

On Mon, May 28, 2001 at 12:45:30PM +, Redvers Davies wrote:
  A sign at Barcelona airport says that passengers to GB and Netherlands
 
 I went to Barcelona during the height of FMD.  They told us on the plane
 that we were going to be sterilised on arrival.  

... and did they??  :-)
 
 Who didn't... hmmm... Did you go to Menserat(bad spelling) by any chance?
 Pick up some of their xocolate or wonderfull liquers?

This was an exploratory trip to see if we liked it.  I'll add those to
the todo/toget list for the real visit: thank you.  

I read your final sentence as wonderful xocolate liquers and wondered 
(a) how come I hadn't heard of same and 
(b) what on earth it would be like!
-- 
Chris Benson



[OT] Food exports?

2001-05-22 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


Someone just laid what I think is a fresh urban myth on me, but is
there any kind of embargo on comestibles going from England to France?
Like even wrapped chocolate?

-- 
Dave Hodgkinson, http://www.hodgkinson.org
Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star   http://www.deep-purple.com
  Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy
   



Re: [OT] Food exports?

2001-05-22 Thread Barry Pretsell

embargo has been due to foot and mouth, embargo is bi-directional and covers
meat as well.

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 Someone just laid what I think is a fresh urban myth on me, but is
 there any kind of embargo on comestibles going from England to France?
 Like even wrapped chocolate?

 --
 Dave Hodgkinson, http://www.hodgkinson.org
 Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star   http://www.deep-purple.com
   Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy






Re: [OT] Food exports?

2001-05-22 Thread Barry Pretsell

Here's the leaflets given to travellers

http://www.maff.gov.uk/animalh/int-trde/misc/foot/flyer.pdf



- Original Message - 
From: Dave Hodgkinson [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 7:22 PM
Subject: [OT] Food exports?


 
 Someone just laid what I think is a fresh urban myth on me, but is
 there any kind of embargo on comestibles going from England to France?
 Like even wrapped chocolate?
 
 -- 
 Dave Hodgkinson, http://www.hodgkinson.org
 Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star   http://www.deep-purple.com
   Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy

 




Re: [OT] Food exports?

2001-05-22 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Tue, 22 May 2001, Barry Pretsell wrote:
 Here's the leaflets given to travellers
 
 http://www.maff.gov.uk/animalh/int-trde/misc/foot/flyer.pdf

Strangely enough .. I have friends in North Wales who had reason to have
speach (in welsh, unsurprisingly)  with a local farmer the other day.
Seems last year he struggled to get 10 quid a head for his lambs ... and
his mate on Anglesey ended up burying his. This year he got 120 quid a
head, and someone was kind enough to turn up and shoot them all for him as
well.  Spread like wildfire in bits of North Wales it did .. amazing.  I
can't tell you how upset he was .. mainly cos its got too many 'll's in
it.

-- 
Robin Szemeti   

Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World 



Re: [OT] Food exports?

2001-05-22 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Barry Pretsell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Here's the leaflets given to travellers
 
 http://www.maff.gov.uk/animalh/int-trde/misc/foot/flyer.pdf

oops :-)

-- 
Dave Hodgkinson, http://www.hodgkinson.org
Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star   http://www.deep-purple.com
  Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy
   



Re: [OT] Food exports?

2001-05-22 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Barry Pretsell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 embargo has been due to foot and mouth, embargo is bi-directional and covers
 meat as well.

Any references to this?

-- 
Dave Hodgkinson, http://www.hodgkinson.org
Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star   http://www.deep-purple.com
  Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy