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Dutch Officials Confiscated Sandwiches from British Truckers in Brexit Rule Change
A footage showing Dutch officials seizing ham sandwiched from drivers arriving into the country from the UK doe to post-Brexit rules banning the import of meat and dairy products has gone viral recently.
The video, shown on Dutch TV, shows customs officials confiscating the food from British drivers, as they are told that they can no longer bring certain food to Europe following new post-Brexit rules.
One of the drivers is shown while asking if he can at least take the bread after the ham has been confiscated. However, the custom official replies: “No, everything will be confiscated. Welcome to Brexit, sir. I’m sorry.”
The European Commission says that the new ban on meat and dairy products is necessary to protect animal health throughout the EU. The Commission’s website states:
“It is known, for example, that dangerous pathogens that cause animal diseases such as Foot and Mouth Disease and classical swine fever can reside in meat, milk or their products. Therefore, pathogens could be introduced into the EU if personal goods containing meat, milk or their products are sent by post or carried in the baggage of travelers arriving from countries outside the EU, where such pathogens may be circulating.”