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Reuse ban jars with MEP
8:25am Wednesday 10th October 2012 in News
A YORKSHIRE MEP has called EU plans to ban the reuse of jam jars as “interfering nonsense”.
Godfrey Bloom, the UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, said the plan would prevent thousands of people selling their home-made jam, marmalade or chutney in reused jars, as it would breach European health and safety regulations.
Mr Bloom said: “Yet another piece of interfering nonsense from overpaid bureaucrats with nothing better to do than meddle with other people’s daily lives.
“Unbelievably you could actually be flung in jail for six months for selling your homemade preserves in a previously used jam jar.”