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World’s largest food awards moves from UK to Ireland to avoid Brexit red tape


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The Great Taste awards are a British success story – the world’s largest food awards, celebrating the best products on the planet. But new post-Brexit import controls have forced the organisers to hold a judging panel outside the UK for the first time in the awards’ 30-year history.

On Sunday, judges from the Guild of Fine Foods panel will travel to County Tipperary in Ireland to spend three days tasting products that have become much harder to bring to the UK.

Since January, anyone sending meat, dairy or fish products to the UK has to find a vet to fill out a seven-page form showing that the product is disease-free. And since April, exporters have also had to pay a fee of £29 for each product, whether it’s a container full of Irish beef or a single packet of Tayto cheese and onion crisps, unless they are for personal use. This includes the 13,672 samples sent to the Great Taste judges from 115 countries.

World’s largest food awards move judging panel from UK to Ireland to avoid Brexit red tape | Brexit | The Guardian

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I used to buy cheese imported from Ireland, after their betrayal of Israel, never again...

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4 minutes ago, and-then said:

I used to buy cheese imported from Ireland, after their betrayal of Israel, never again...

Tbh, I don't fully understand the outrage. They didn't say they supported Hamas- or was that implied?

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13 hours ago, and-then said:

I used to buy cheese imported from Ireland, after their betrayal of Israel, never again...

142 countries worldwide recognise the State of Palestine while the UN gives it de facto recognition as the 'State of Palestine' in all its official dealings with it. Ireland recognises the Palestinian state and recognises the Palestinian Authority as its legitimate government. Ireland considers Hamas a terrorist organisation and has repeatedly condemned it and called for the immediate unconditional release of all Israeli hostages.

The Irish people believe in the Two State Solution as the only way to resolve the problem and our Taoiseach (Prime Minister, to the uneducated) has said that he will not tolerate any country misrepresenting the position of the Irish people after an Israeli minister said that Ireland was rewarding terrorism by recognising the State of Palestine and he went on to say that he had no intention, in any way, shape or form, of being distracted from the immediate need for a cessation of violence in the Middle East. The IRA was never the people of Ireland and Hamas is not the people of Palestine.

A humanitarian catastrophe bordering on genocide, condemned by the UN's International Court of Justice at the Hague, by the wider international community, and by any right-thinking person, is being visited upon innocent Palestinian civilians by an extreme right-wing Israeli government that many Israelis themselves condemn. The only way forward to peace is through negotiation for a Two Sate Solution. That has to be the long-term goal of both sides. Hamas and Netanyahu have set a resolution back decades. Violence is never an option.    

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