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January 07, 2005

Official! Teabags Spread Foot and Mouth, the EU Says So.

Tim the Englishman notes that teabags are now defined as animal waste under EU rules. Obviously the morons in Brussels don’t know that you put the milk in after you take the teabag out. Go read the full entry but the argument appears to be that:

The reason, according to the EU's Animal By-Products Order 1999, is that teabags, and indeed used coffee filters, could have come in contact with contaminated milk

Gosh, now, let’s see. Can we in fact guarantee that anything thrown out of our house has not come into contact with contaminated milk? That glass that got chipped? The baby’s bib? The car that you brought the milk home from the supermarket in (where it might have got crushed at the bottom of the boot)? What about you, how can we guarantee that when you pop your clogs you will not have, in your 7 or 8 decades, come across contaminated milk? Does this now mean the rendering of all human corpses? Are we in fact just gearing up for Soylent Green?

Bah.
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Isnt so bad but when a teabag comes into contact with milk it is inside a cup/mug of boiling water. Which would probably denature any bugs iirc my biochemistry lessons.

Posted by: Monjo | Jan 7, 2005 12:08:22 PM

Seems to be the Cardiff city council being over-zealous. Surely you remember the f&m hysteria not so long ago? It was all blamed on feelthy foreigners then, too.

Posted by: yellerKat | Jan 7, 2005 8:10:58 PM

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