Eggs Press Release

NO WONDER PEOPLE ARE CRACKING UP WITH EU AFTER ATTEMPT TO BAN A DOZEN EGGS

Brussels28 June 2010: New legislation being considered by the EU would block shops from selling food by quantity and restrict them to sell by weight only.

The move, if implemented, would see a dozen eggs become a thing of the past.

North West MEP Sir Robert Atkins said that the law would be fought at European Council level as the UK has a derogation in their food law to allow the labelling of pre-packed foods by number.

It will also come back to the European Parliament where Conservative MEPs will table amendments to have the rule thrown out. 

Speaking today Sir Robert said,

"First they tried to ban pounds and ounces, then bendy fruit and veg, and now some within the EU have a gripe against labelling groceries by number.

"This daft plan would mean that each egg box would have to be weighed individually, adding costs to producers who would then pass it on to the consumer. It would also bring unnecessary confusion to shoppers who have been buying by number since year dot.

"It is little wonder that people are cracking up with the EU when it comes forward with laws such as this. We will be fighting this ridiculous rule when it comes back to the European Parliament at second reading." 

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