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Personal imports of meat and dairy products into EU banned since Brexit transition ended

Dutch TV news has aired footage of customs officers confiscating ham sandwiches from drivers arriving by ferry from the UK under post-Brexit rules banning personal imports of meat and dairy products into the EU.

Officials wearing high-visibility jackets are shown explaining to startled car and lorry drivers at the Hook of Holland ferry terminal that since Brexit, “you are no longer allowed to bring certain foods to Europe, like meat, fruit, vegetables, fish, that kind of stuff.”

To a bemused driver with several sandwiches wrapped in tin foil who asked if he could maybe surrender the meat and keep just the bread, one customs officer replied: “No, everything will be confiscated. Welcome to the Brexit, sir, I’m sorry.”

The ban came into force on New Year’s Day as the Brexit transition period came to an end, with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) saying travellers should “use, consume, or dispose of” prohibited items at or before the border.

“From 1 January 2021 you will not be able to bring POAO (products of an animal origin) such as those containing meat or dairy (eg a ham and cheese sandwich) into the EU,” the Defra guidance for commercial drivers states.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/11/dutch-officials-seize-ham-sandwiches-from-british-drivers
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The European commission says the ban is necessary because meat and dairy products can contain pathogens causing animal diseases such as foot-and-mouth or swine fever and “continue to present a real threat to animal health throughout the union”.

Dutch customs also posted a photograph of foodstuffs ranging from breakfast cereals to oranges that officials had confiscated in the ferry terminal, adding: “Since 1 January, you can’t just bring more food from the UK.”

The customs service added: “So prepare yourself if you travel to the Netherlands from the UK and spread the word. This is how we prevent food waste and together ensure that the controls are speeded up.”

• The headline of this article was amended on 12 January 2021. The seizures apply to all drivers arriving from the UK, not just British drivers as stated in an earlier version.
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Funny shit.
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lol
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Pathogens can only transmit through products that are from countries without a trade deal with the EU.
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>>768334
Britain still has food even after Brexit? I suppose it's just some govt. stockpiles that haven't quite been exhausted yet. Don't worry bongs, the UN is filling lorries and aeroplanes with flour and rice to help you get through. Oh btw, their recipe for making a paste with flour and water to chug when you run out of fuel to cook, is to die for!
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>>768503
www.snopes.com
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No corona sandwiches for EU. rosbif go home.
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>>768512
According to whom?
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>>768519
lurk moar
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>>768526
>4channer
gb2plebbit
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>>768532
you are a tourist
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>>768334
we should declare war over this
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>>768586
>>768520
things newfags say to fit in
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>>768334
Good on ya Dutch boys.
Brits are pasty fags anywho...
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>>768532
>>768586
You're either new or you aren't, but both of you are faggots.
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Ham sandwiches are not halal. That corona infested haram shit must not touch EU soil.



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