Sunday, 7 October 2012

EU bans homemade jam

The Churches' Legislation Advisory Service and Womens Institute have both advised their members that due to EU directives they are breaking the law if they sell jam, marmalade or chutney in pre-used jars.

The ban on re-using jars is so daft that the Bishop of Exeter, when sending out the advice on behalf of the CLAS, felt it necessary to warn members that "this looks like a spoof but it's not".

The maximum penalty for selling jam in a pre-used jar is £5,000 and 6 months in prison.