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November 20, 2006

Draconian regulation

Trading standards officers force a name-change on Welsh Dragon sausages as “(t)he product was not sufficiently precise to inform a purchaser of the true nature of the food.” It turns out the sausages are made from chili, leak and pork and not dragon as naive consumers might be lead to believe (via Rantburg).

The sausages will now have to be labelled Welsh Dragon Pork Sausages to avoid any confusion among customers. Jon Carthew, 45, who makes the sausages, said yesterday that he had not received any about the absence of real dragon meat. He said: “I don’t think any of our customers believe that we use dragon meat in our sausages. We use the word because the dragon is synonymous with Wales.”

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 20, 2006 06:51 AM