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Offline Maik

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Gyros to go
« on: Saturday, 02 December, 2017 @ 16:36:49 »
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Greek Gyros in Jeopardy after Potential EU Kebab Ban

The gyros, the most popular fast-food delicacy of Greeks around the world, may be in danger after an EU Parliament vote to ban phosphate in frozen kebab meat.

The European Union’s legislature is moving to ban the phosphates used in the slabs of meat at the heart of kebab; the popular street snack that originated in Turkey and which is today’s Greek gyros.

EU lawmakers are citing health concerns based on studies that linked phosphates to cardiovascular disease.
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/12/01/greek-gyros-in-jeopardy-after-potential-eu-kebab-ban/


Or, as the Guardian put it:

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For pitta's sake: EU kebab meat move could make doner a goner


Most of it probably is frozen but there was a souvlaki shop in Sami that advertised own-made, *maybe* that's an option for some.

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Re: Gyros to go
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 02 December, 2017 @ 20:33:26 »
My mouth is watering reading this but you do wonder what's in them!?  :blink:

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Re: Gyros to go
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 @ 21:45:20 »
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Doner kebabs: ban on additive phosphates rejected by European Parliament
The Parliament narrowly failed to back a ban despite health concerns

The European Parliament has narrowly voted against an EU-wide ban on a chemical ingredient widely used in doner kebabs across the continent.

MEPs needed an absolute majority of 376 to ban phosphates from food, but just 373 voted in favour, against 272, with 30 abstentions.

The industrial meat industry uses phosphates as a preservative in frozen meats, but critics say there is evidence that the chemical causes increased rates of cardiovascular disease.

Had the chemical been banned, the meat industry would have likely been able to use another additive in kebabs – though some MEPs have tried to portray the showdown as being about the future of the popular dish.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/doner-kebab-ban-eu-phosphates-additive-health-effects-european-parliament-vote-results-a8108031.html#commentsDiv