May 9, 2006

Coming Soon

You think that the food police in this country won't be trying something like this soon?

BAR owners have warned they could be forced to stop serving chips and traditional pub meals under proposals by the Scottish Executive.

Under regulations being considered by the Executive, landlords - many of whom are still unhappy at the smoking ban - would be required to have policies to promote "sensible eating" as a condition of their licences.

But pub trade bosses said the move to make landlords provide the sensible- eating advice might mean they were forced not to sell "unhealthy" food, and that would cause major problems for the industry, and penalise the majority of pub-goers.

Paul Waterson, chief executive of the Scottish Licensed Trade Association, said the eating advice was aimed at banning meals such as pies, beans and chips from being served.

"It's a dangerous road to go down, and we are very concerned about it," he added. "Everybody has their own ideas about food - if you speak to vegetarians for instance. There is a danger most customers will get caught in the middle between official guidance and people who want to eat what they want.

Posted by Ithildin at May 9, 2006 10:45 AM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE