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What Foods Do You Miss From The UK?

Old Aug 13th 2012, 5:48 pm
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Originally Posted by jimmydean View Post
Anything savoury from Greggs
With a user name like yours are you sure its not sausages

Hollands steak puddings and pies.
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Old Aug 13th 2012, 6:14 pm
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im groaning already about the lack of decent gravy powder ( my family loves the stuff and ive tried all the ones without garlic in that we found in canada and they just dont add up)

small price to pay tho...
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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian View Post
And why is British Beef banned from Canada ?
is there a punch line here?
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Old Aug 13th 2012, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by cheeky_monkey View Post
is there a punch line here?
There is. It's called Mad Cow disease !
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Old Aug 13th 2012, 8:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Simon Legree View Post
There is. It's called Mad Cow disease !
Isn't Canada 20 years behind the UK with that disease as well?
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Old Aug 13th 2012, 8:17 pm
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Isn't Canada 20 years behind the UK with that disease as well?
Oh no. We are at least 25 years behind, or so I'm told !
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Old Aug 14th 2012, 2:12 am
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Originally Posted by __TJ__ View Post
im groaning already about the lack of decent gravy powder ( my family loves the stuff and ive tried all the ones without garlic in that we found in canada and they just dont add up)

small price to pay tho...
I've bought British spec Bisto gravy powder in Metro in Toronto. I've also bought what I think must be a north american variant made by the same company which is paler (still makes the gravy nice and brown though) and it certainly doesn't have garlic powder in it.
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the only one i could find at save on, the beef one was ok but the chicken did have garlic in it Blergh! ( im allergic) its more that its powdered and i cant make it from powder, i have to get the blender out every time, i know im useless! but i love granules. truly lazy way of doing it...

and i cant bring any in cos it has beef render in it.
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Old Aug 14th 2012, 10:58 am
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We took a load of bisto over when we went out in May - are you saying it's not allowed?! Didn't have any probs through immigration!
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i asked and was told its not allowed, but looking on the pack i cant see anything contentious... wish id known id have booked more luggage
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Originally Posted by Jane Barlow View Post
We took a load of bisto over when we went out in May - are you saying it's not allowed?! Didn't have any probs through immigration!
Immigration doesnt deal with Bisto Customs does
According to the CFIA AIRS link
http://inspection.gc.ca/plants/impor...1300127627409#

Bisto gravy powder or similar are to be REFUSED entry. Now if the BSO isnt specifically looking for it then ok but be careful how you answer the question on the declaration card about meat products. If you tick NO and they find it then dont be bitching if they give you a travellers AMPS penalty which could be up to a $1000 or more.
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Originally Posted by dgagitw View Post
Don't eat them myself, but I'm told that these guys do a good one if you're ever over the border in Buffalo:

http://www.englishporkpiecompany.com/
I wonder if they have truck parking!!!!!

Im calling my dispatcher to look for reefer pickups in the Buffalo area
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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian View Post
And why is British Beef banned from Canada ?
Erm they are not keen on competition???

Does my answer set of the QI claxon??????
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Old Aug 14th 2012, 3:54 pm
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If we really want to get technical about meat imports into Canada from the UK then this is an exciting read
2.1. fresh meat and raw processed meat products (chilled or frozen):
2.1.1. all meat products derived from ruminants of British origin, including natural salted intestinal casings – Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) – importation not allowed
2.1.2. meat and meat products derived from pigs, including farmed wild boar – Food and Mouth Disease (FMD) – importation from Great Britain not allowed
2.1.3. meat and meat products derived from poultry and all other birds – no animal health restrictions
2.1.4. meat and meat products derived from rabbit – the country is not recognized by the CFIA** as being free from rabbit haemorrhagic disease – import not allowed
2.2. all processed meat products (heat treated and raw) , other than shelf stable commercially sterile meat products packaged in hermetically sealed containers (cans and/or retortable pouches) and shelf stable dried soup-mix products, bouillon cubes and meat extract:
2.2.1. all meat products derived from ruminants of British origin, including natural salted intestinal casings – BSE – importation not allowed
2.2.2. meat and meat products derived from pigs, including farmed wild boar – FMD – importation from Great Britain not allowed
2.2.3. meat and meat products derived from poultry and all other birds – no animal health restrictions
2.2.4. meat and meat products derived from rabbit – the country is not recognised by the CFIA** as being free from rabbit haemorrhagic disease – import not allowed
2.3. shelf stable commercially sterile meat products packaged in hermetically sealed containers (cans and/or retortable pouches) and shelf stable dried soup-mix products, bouillon cubes, meat extract:
2.3.1. all meat products derived from ruminants of British origin, including natural salted intestinal casings – BSE – importation not allowed
2.3.2. all other, non-ruminant derived meat products from CFIA** approved sources – no animal health restrictions
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The BSE thing is actually bollocks. There's more BSE in the US and Canada than in the UK now; it's just covered up well.

The banning of UK beef is a reciprocal gesture because the UK doesn't allow growth hormone in cattle. Not that it matters, there's practically no meat trade between the UK and Canada anyway so such bans are purely political.
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