Sunday, 27 June 2010

Labelling regulations

What the?

Under the draft legislation, to come into force as early as next year, the sale of groceries using the simple measurement of numbers will be replaced by an EU-wide system based on weight.

It would mean an end to packaging descriptions such as eggs by the dozen, four-packs of apples, six bread rolls or boxes of 12 fish fingers.

I want to know how many there are in the pack, not how heavy they are - weight is a measure most of us are unaccustomed to when we buy these sorts of products - our knowledge is of, for example, how filling a bread roll is. To sell by weight would confuse the customer - the EU clearly doesn't understand the whole reason they are sold by number is that customers know what they are buying, how many they need, etc when sold by number. It's a stupid restriction on the free sale of goods, and chances are the UK will adopt it without question.

To the EU: this sort of thing is why the average Briton opposes you. Silly and, to be honest, completely unnecessary rules that make our lives harder.

And the weight is on the back of the packet anyway. It's just pedantic and unnecessary.

1 comment:

  1. That's why we need to leave the EU. The EU are falling because of the stupid complex legal system they're tying their self into...too bureaucratic and a lot of the things EU legislators do is make it harder for the everyday person in the EU and they don't give a shit or are stupid and ignorant and don't talk to the people that are part of the solution, and only listen to the official government bodies around the EU that apparently "know everything". Let's remind governments, you don't just spend money and create legislation to fix problems. The UK needs to leave the EU and make a stance on the uselessness of the EU. What benefit is it? The UK can do fine without being part of the EU; it's past its use by date.


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