Bacon to London

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Feb 5th, 2001, 03:53 PM
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Ron, thank you for your response, it was the information I was seeking. I am not a troll, just someone who had a question based on a decision of my own, for my own. I was not telling any of the other posters what they should do with regards to eating meat in europe, nor did I ask for their opinion or position, and never in the world did I imagined my question would elicit such meaness and hate. It is good to know there are still people out there who can simply read a post and answer the question without a dose of their own opinion.
Thank you again, Pam
 
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Feb 5th, 2001, 04:19 PM
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Really Pam!
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Pam
Surely giving "their own opinion" is one of the reasons for a forum? You must have expected such a question to elicit such responses. After all you said yourself your question was "odd" - not wrong there.
 
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Feb 5th, 2001, 04:50 PM
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In Pam's defense, she was asking a question that should have a factual answer based on law, not an opinion (laws are laws and you may have an opinion that a law stinks, but it is still the law). All of you should save your opinions and vitrol for posts that are asking for it and not for posts that are looking for true information. We should all be adult enough to realize when our opinions are being called for and when they are not.
 
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Feb 5th, 2001, 04:58 PM
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You are all stupid. She was asking a customs question and none of you could see that she didn't want to hear any of your bs about bse. Sorry, but I don't know the custom rules about meat to GB, nor will I bore you with my opinions about whether you are an idiot or a step ahead of all these other idiots.
 
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Feb 5th, 2001, 11:28 PM
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In answer to Pam's question - you will be fine bringing in vacuum packed bacon, but (aty the risk of providing an opinion), you should bear in mind the health risks of it not being properly refrigerated for your journey. Also, there is a reason that European stores do not sell US meat products - health & safety.
 
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Feb 6th, 2001, 01:39 AM
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Cattle in the UK go mad for American bacon.You are liable to be trampled by stampeding spongy brained animals driven by bacon lust.
Say NO to dangerous stampede-inducing bacon.
Think of your children,Pam.
 
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Feb 6th, 2001, 01:52 AM
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You have my sympathies, Pam. It certainly makes one wonder what question is "appropriate". What happens to these people? One cranky soul starts it, and then a "mob" mentality develops?
Do what you need to do, for your own peace of mind. Ignore the rest.
 
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Feb 6th, 2001, 04:51 AM
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It seems to me that the original question re imporation of bacon to the UK could have been put without any views being aired on BSE. If you don't want other people to air their views, don't air yours.
 
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Feb 6th, 2001, 05:33 AM
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I honestly don't want to be unkind, but I would strongly advise you not to visit Europe. One of the most enjoyable things about going abroad is sampling the food and you can hardly do that if you are bringing your own. In England, and especially in London you will be able to find vegetarian food but in countries like France it will be much more difficult. Why not take the kids to Disney World and buy your English bacon in the USA.
have a look at this website http://www.britishbacon.com/ It sells all sorts of English bacon, sausages etc.
 
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Feb 6th, 2001, 05:40 AM
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Whoops, just realised that you were taking bacon INTO London and not bringing it home. The words coals and Newcastle suggest themselves.
 
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Feb 6th, 2001, 05:49 AM
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I'm coming over to NY next week and was thinking of bringing over some nice healthy organic british steak, as I don't want to risk the health implications of your genetically modified variety. Is there a secure way I can store it in my case so the sniffer dogs don't go 'mad' for it at jfk?
 
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Feb 6th, 2001, 07:13 AM
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How much milk am I allowed to bring to the US?
US milk is banned in the EC due to hormones added in the US to induce extra lactation.This causes pain & mastitis in cattle & unknown effects in humans.
I am worried that my children will drink it and turn spongy brained like Pam.

LONDONER: you are a disgrace.You are trying to pollute the US with your filthy British organic meat.Pam's children need their hormone fix, they are used to it.For God's sake leave these poor people alone!
 
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Feb 6th, 2001, 09:53 AM
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Just gained a whole new appreciation for the phrase: "When pigs fly....."

 
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Feb 6th, 2001, 11:18 AM
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To think I thought this thread was going to be about Francis Bacon...
 
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Feb 6th, 2001, 12:31 PM
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Michelle,

Tee Hee... Good One!
 
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Feb 6th, 2001, 01:11 PM
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Lisa
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Obviously, Pam has contracted Mad Cow disease.
 
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Feb 6th, 2001, 02:17 PM
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Now here is finally a serious question: what if you actually have Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the human analog of bovine spongiform encephalopathy)? Can you travel from one country to another? Could you be charged with attempted nurder if you say "Eat me" to someone?
 
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Feb 6th, 2001, 02:25 PM
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From The Center for Desease Control.
http://www.cdc.gov/travel/madcow.htm
Risk to Travelers:
The current risk of acquiring nvCJD from eating beef (muscle meat) and beef products produced from cattle in Europe cannot be precisely determined, and this risk in specific countries might not reflect the fact that cattle products from one country might be distributed and consumed in others. Nevertheless, in the United Kingdom, this current risk appears to be extremely small, perhaps about 1 case per 10 billion servings. In the other countries of Europe, this current risk, if it exists at all, would not likely be any higher than that in the United Kingdom, except possibly in Portugal. In the 12-month period ending June 15, 2000, Portugal had about half the reported incidence of BSE cases per 1 million adult cattle as that reported in the United Kingdom; however, Portugal has less experience with implementing the BSE-related public health control measures.

 
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Mar 30th, 2002, 08:15 PM
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Trolling for the best trolls.
 
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Mar 31st, 2002, 12:38 PM
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This IS a good one!
 
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