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The end of the bacon sandwich on the drive to the alps

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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/dec/18/lorry-drivers-heading-to-eu-face-ham-sandwich-ban

Those nasty EU bureaucrats have banned the bacon sandwich (and many other foodstuffs) Madeye-Smiley , no more shopping in Waitrose to stock up for the food for skiing holidays!
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@munich_irish, yep, you'll have to wait till you reach an EU country then buy some speck instead..... Madeye-Smiley
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I know the news slant on this is going to be the very obvious lead.

But how have they policed biosecurity up until now? Nothing's changed really.

Presumably we'll be inundated with the opposite of EU banana length and arc arguments again Toofy Grin
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@Alastair Pink, does that mean they’ll be inspecking our cars?
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I like the way Grauniad needs to explain some lorry drivers 'phrases' to its readers....

"..God help the poor customs bloke who is going to turf out the driver’s packing up box [food box]..."

"The tractor [the cab of the trailer] is basically their home from home..."
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Never mind the lorry drivers, I'm in charge of the sandwiches on the drive to the EoSB and everyone in the car likes the pate ones best. Evil or Very Mad
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@Hurtle, no more pork pies for the Beaumont's and we've been told none of our dry dog food either. Shocked Shocked
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And what will Jules do without the bacon sandwiches from Linds? Shocked
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@Hells Bells, OMG! Shocked Shocked
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Feck all those leave k#nts who've denied us EOSB bacon sarnies.
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Obviously fed up with Gammon.
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@Dave of the Marmottes, I think there is (or was) an English couple in Burgundy who make English-style bacon and sausages. They may be friends of @Lizzard who doesn't really post much now but it might be something worth looking into.
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@Hurtle, no more pork pies for the Beaumont's and we've been told none of our dry dog food either. Shocked Shocked


What type of dog food can you bring with you? Lola and Bentley cannot go hungry en route!
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@Hells Bells, saw that about the dog food - we usually take about 15kg to last us the season...
Hofer in Austria had what seemed like a premium quality one that I hadn't seen in the UK branches - the dogs liked it and it had no adverse effects.
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@Scamper, we can buy the food we use in France (Royal Canin), it's just the inconvenience of having to stop and find it before we stop for the night. It's also usually much more expensive. Usually we take enough for the journey plus a few days and then buy more when we are settled in. Ours will get through a 12 kg bag in just over 2 weeks (35 and 45kg German Shepherds). One in particular gets upset tummy if her food changes.
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Yes, I can easily see how UK ham, ok up to that point, will suddenly becomes a dangerous product from 11pm on 31 December. Well done to the EU for their safety first approach.
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Can Dutch ham (in those tins) german salami and Irish butter be legally be carried across border then? Very Happy it's just taking it back into the EU after all.
How could they construct the logic to refuse these and other EU scourced food.

International sandwich anyone? Irish soda bread, Kerrigold butter, German sausage, Edam cheese, all good to go. Could be called a "lorry driver's lunch" Very Happy as an alternative to the traditional "ploughmans"

Other nation's food types are also available for transit back into EU territory.
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This for the memory of the ultimate EoSB breakfast.
Smoked streaky bacon from Norfolk
with Scottish Black Pudding
on a Bagguette Rustic.

Its better together.


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@ski3, Do you have the customs declarations for all the items in your "lorry driver's lunch" from when they were imported into the UK ?
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This is all because of the grudge over the battle of Waterloo,
They have started with Lord Sandwich, but next you won't be able to wear "Wellington Boots" when you drive to France.
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@T Bar, congratulations, you've won the internet Very Happy
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@Dave of the Marmottes, I think there is (or was) an English couple in Burgundy who make English-style bacon and sausages. They may be friends of @Lizzard who doesn't really post much now but it might be something worth looking into.


Kathy and Mike are still there running their chambre d'hôte and producing English meat, sausages, bacon, etc. http://www.boucherieanglaise.com/
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@ster, well, if the UK hadn’t decided to leave ...

It’s no-one’s fault but your own.
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Most of the bacon I see on sale in Sainsbury's is Danish anyway. Take the label with you and claim it's reimport
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@under a new name, just petty revenge game. Shows what the EU is about. If you want to be a member of a “club” that behaves like that then good luck to you.
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Not at all longstanding EU regulation which will obviously apply to UK after 31st

https://ec.europa.eu/food/animals/animalproducts/personal_imports_en
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@ster how exactly is it a "petty revenge game". The UK voted to leave, to become a "fully independent nation", so we can't exactly gripe when the EU treats us like every other "fully independent nation". The exact same rules apply to products arriving from every other non-EU country.

Just one more unconsidered consequence of the Brexit vote.
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Hells Bells wrote:
@Dave of the Marmottes, I think there is (or was) an English couple in Burgundy who make English-style bacon and sausages. They may be friends of @Lizzard who doesn't really post much now but it might be something worth looking into.


Kathy and Mike are still there running their chambre d'hôte and producing English meat, sausages, bacon, etc. http://www.boucherieanglaise.com/


There we are then, problem solved for the bacon lovers. I've just got to sort my dog food problem.
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@under a new name, just petty revenge game.
No it's not. It's what life is like as a Third Country. Countless little things we've all taken for granted, about to be withdrawn. Each one probably nothing more than a minor irritation or a dumb headline, but taken together all making much worse the reality of travelling to and from the EU and doing business with the EU.
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@Hells Bells,

We use zooplus (the UK site) but presumably the .com version will deliver to your French address

https://www.zooplus.com/esearch.htm#q=royal%2520canin&cats=2Dog%253EDry%2520Dog%2520Food&catl=1Dog%253EDry%2520Dog%2520Food&p=1&ci=Category_facet%253D1%253A1Dog%253EDry%2520Dog%2520Food
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Anecdotally, it appears the French supermarkets are not stocking as much "british" stuff as they used to.
British beers are not on the shelves. Marmite stocks are running low so it's not all bad news
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@Scamper, we tried and failed a couple of years ago with Zooplus in France, so I'm wary now, and not to mention having to miss skiing to wait in for it. Stopping off at a store on the way is probably going to be our best option as they will need feeding en route.
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The UK voted to leave, to become a "fully independent nation", so we can't exactly gripe when the EU treats us like every other "fully independent nation". The exact same rules apply to products arriving from every other non-EU country.Just one more unconsidered consequence of the Brexit vote
Spot on analysis.

It's not all bad news though - we've taken back control from Johnny Foreigner and got Brexit done!

Tally ho! Very Happy
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Will @ster re-appear to concede that he was wrong ?
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@Hells Bells, I'm in the same position regarding dog food and ours isn't available in France.

In the past we have used Vet UK who have shipped wet food to France. I did email them and they will still ship to EU next year and so hoping that might still be a option. I didn't get a specific confirmation on the food and so not sure if they didn't fully understand the implication.

Problem for us is that wet food weighs so damn much. It normally arrived 3-4 days after ordering and so no problem with the service. We usually load up the car with as much as possible and then top up when we need to, otherwise the shipping gets expensive.
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One wonders if Gammons are on the prohibited list.
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@Hells Bells, @sno trax, if it's any help, I was most surprised the first time I saw meaty off cuts on the butcher's counter, beside the chateaubriand, labelled "for our friends the animals". So at least the fresh stuff is readily available.
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@under a new name, oh I know they won't starve, but one of them gets a runny tummy if she gets different food.
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@Scamper, we tried and failed a couple of years ago with Zooplus in France, so I'm wary now, and not to mention having to miss skiing to wait in for it. Stopping off at a store on the way is probably going to be our best option as they will need feeding en route.


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