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British throwing food to trashes...


Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
13 Dec 2007 /  #1
I see British often writing here about stupid rules in Poland and sometimes this is true but what about this one ? You can't send/bring any fresh food to UK. Many Poles send food for Christmas to their relatives and friends in the UK and that's all is thrown to trashes... Thousands of pierogis, bigos... bastards... That's in my opinion much dumber than not registering right hand cars.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
13 Dec 2007 /  #2
that's all is thrown to trashes

What the blazes? I hate to see good food being wasted and I'm going to be writing to my MP.

dumber than not registering right hand cars

I have said more than enough on left/right handedness of cars.
OP Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
13 Dec 2007 /  #3
What the hell... ? Come here and apologize you bigosphobes.

I hate to see good food being wasted and I'm going to be writing to my MP.

Thank you.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
13 Dec 2007 /  #4
I can imagine what the reasons they give for this are, but then it is just as easy to find ways round it, even if they are not always successful.

Terrorism by food.
Importation of bird flu / whatever the latest scare is at the time.
Petty-minded jealousy of other countries' better food cultures.

Does hand-luggage count? Probably.
I've had some delicious kieĊ‚basa brought over for me.
I also didn't finish my sandwiches before reaching Dover last time on the way back. They didn't get spotted (along with the illegally imported Russian fags (only joking... or am I? Yes... I am joking, but am I really joking?)).

edit: I'm waiting now for an American to ask why I was bringing Russian homosexuals into the UK. Look it up in the dictionary first please - I'm not that dodgy!
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
20 Dec 2007 /  #5
I see British often writing here about stupid rules in Poland and sometimes this is true but what about this one ? You can't send/bring any fresh food to UK. Many Poles send food for Christmas to their relatives and friends in the UK and that's all is thrown to trashes... Thousands of pierogis, bigos... bastards... That's in my opinion much dumber than not registering right hand cars.

H&S laws Doggie, its a shame for the families who were expecting some treats but thats life. Just out of interest who told you about it?

I always bring sausage back from Spain :)))

And Doggie what happened to the cute pup?
ukpolska  
20 Dec 2007 /  #6
I am afraid it works both ways, my mother tried to bring English food over here and was stopped at Warsaw and was confiscated at customs; it was only English mustard and Bisto gravy, but she was explained to that it was under the list of Polish banned foods that was not allowed into Poland.. God knows why???
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
20 Dec 2007 /  #7
There are some restrictions at airports, but in reality I dont know of anyone who has food confiscated, or is this a very new thing? My partner always brings loads of fresh food back and we certainly dont throw it away.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
20 Dec 2007 /  #8
I always take bacon when I go to my mates apartment in spain along with lots of other stuff, I suppose it a case of being caught or not...
scotjock 1 | 40  
20 Dec 2007 /  #9
Put the food in your suitcase. I've never had a problem.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
20 Dec 2007 /  #10
why waste the postage? there isnt a town in britain now that you cant get Polish products in......
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
20 Dec 2007 /  #11
My sister gets me stuff sent to Poland by the UK corner shop company , all kinds of food in it...not had any seized by customs as a threat to national security , even though there were lots of Heinz beans in it......
rafik 18 | 589  
20 Dec 2007 /  #12
bring

you can bring any fresh food to the uk from poland.at the beginig i got confused by the signs at the airport too.when you actually read what's below them is that food from outside of the eu is not allowed.i always bring some fresh food from poland my mates do it as well.one of my friends had his cigaretes taken but a bag full of kielbasa stayed.

send

sending fresh food doesn't seem to be a good idea.maybe it's thrown when it begin to smell bad;)?
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
20 Dec 2007 /  #13
why waste the postage? there isnt a town in britain now that you cant get Polish products in......

I have to agree with this one. And, why not make your own? I'm sure the ingredients are there...I would not want any sausage, pierogi, bigos etc, which was in transit for hours, out of the fridge. Nope, thank you.
cezarek - | 12  
21 Dec 2007 /  #14
It's a real shame they throw food away (except for the bigos, ALL of which should be quickly disposed of).

I often take food back to UK as presents and never had any trouble, but that's in a suitcase. I know the Post Office have complained about packages with mouldy, potentially salmonella laden food, breaking open and upsetting postmen.

I think the same rules apply here - last time I flew back to Katowice airport they were throwing away tuna sandwiches in case thay were infected with bovine bluetongue.
Mufasa 19 | 358  
21 Dec 2007 /  #15
It's a real shame they throw food away (except for the bigos, ALL of which should be quickly disposed of).

shame on you cezarek

mufasa loves bigos! :))
cezarek - | 12  
21 Dec 2007 /  #16
mufasa loves bigos! :))

Cezarek eats anything except bigos. He even climbed onto the kitchen counter to get at some sledzik, but bigos...

;-))
DarrenM 1 | 77  
31 Dec 2007 /  #17
I am afraid it works both ways, my mother tried to bring English food over here and was stopped at Warsaw and was confiscated at customs; it was only English mustard and Bisto gravy, but she was explained to that it was under the list of Polish banned foods that was not allowed into Poland.. God knows why???

Bizarre.....I transport food backwards and forwards regularly. I have never been stopped. In fact the last time i have about 4 Kielbasa in my hand luggage....Put them in the overhead locker and by about 40 minutes into the flight the whole plane smelled of lovely kielbasa.

:o)
ukpolska  
31 Dec 2007 /  #18
Well you are a clever boy then!! :O)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Dec 2007 /  #19
In response to ukpolska's post above, I'm assuming u mean Colman's mustard. Overall, Poland has to be close to no 1 in the world for mustards, France ranks highly too. However, maybe they were jealous of the competition as Colman's is a cut above. I know that it's not illegal as a Polish friend of mine brought some back from England
noimmigration  
31 Dec 2007 /  #20
the french typically use english colemans mustard in cooking instead of french dijon mustard.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
31 Dec 2007 /  #21
Who really cares??
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
31 Dec 2007 /  #22
It has a different texture from French Dijon mustard. Poland's Kamis Franczuska mustard tastes the same as the French version but costs 1/7 of the price. For a tear-inducing taste experience, I recommend karashi. I brought some back from Japan for my dad. It's noticably spicier than Colman's, very similar to wasabi in strength. Wasabi is stronger than Polish horseradish (chrzan). Blow ur socks off stuff!!
ukpolska  
1 Jan 2008 /  #23
It's noticably spicier than Colman's, very similar to wasabi in strength.

The only reason that I use Colmans is that I like to cook, and if you add Colmans mustard to a cheese source it will enhance the flavour of the cheese, where unfortunately Polish cheeses are sadly lacking in taste and strength.

I know that it's not illegal as a Polish friend of mine brought some back from England

This is strange because she was given a leaflet with the details on those that were banned, which included these products.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
1 Jan 2008 /  #24
U can bring Colman's in, it just depends how much u bring back with u. Where is this leaflet u speak of?
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
7 Jan 2008 /  #25
someone must investigate this Colmans mustard situation immediately. I reckon Colonel Mustard is the man for the job.. you can find him in the library, with a spanner.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
7 Jan 2008 /  #26
Wasn't he with Miss Scarlet and his lead piping? hehehe

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