Portsmouth border agency asking for pork products (1 Viewer)

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Tell em to get a proper job
I do like a good hoppy proper job
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Do they check much going from Portsmouth to Spain? No problem switching off the fridge for the hour to go from Dover-Calais, but what do folks do for the 30-odd hours on the Santander ferry?

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Do they check much going from Portsmouth to Spain? No problem switching off the fridge for the hour to go from Dover-Calais, but what do folks do for the 30-odd hours on the Santander ferry?
As long the fridge isn't opened, which it won't be, then everything will be fine. Just switch on but don't open the door for as long as possible once you get to Spain.
 

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Tell em to get a proper job
Nothing jobsworth about those checks if you are a pig farmer. It looks like most things most of us would bring in are not even restricted to 2Kg. The actual restrictions are ...

'Because of an outbreak of African swine fever you need to properly dispose of any leftover meat so that pigs and wild boar cannot eat it.
You cannot bring in food from other countries on a connecting flight.

If you’re bringing in pork or pork products over 2kgs​

You can only bring in pork or pork products over 2kgs if they’re either:

  • commercially packaged with an EU identification mark
  • stamped with a health mark if it’s a carcass
If you’re bringing in animal by-products they must be commercially packaged with the name and address of the feed business operator or have an animal by-product commercial document.'

Frpm watching some of the border force TV series from many countries, you cannot rely on people to do the right thing.

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Arrived at Portsmouth yesterday afternoon from Santander and whilst having the inside of the van searched (all MHs being searched inside) I was asked if we had any Pork or pork products?
We were on the same ferry. I think it was a bit of a work to rule for the border force as other ports were on strike.
They asked us if we had any alcohol or tobacco, never mentioned meat or dairy. It took a lot longer to pass through passport control than I’ve ever taken before
 
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Once upon a time many years ago.......I was covering for a breakfast chef. On my first morning, the waitress popped her head into the kitchen and shouted " 1 Georgie Best" ( told you it was along time ago) she then disappeared back into the dining room. After a while, she returned and asked for the Georgie Best? I told her in Culinery French, that I didn't know what a Georgie Best was. She, laughing, informed me it was Bacon, Egg, Sausage and Tomato. Duhhhhhhhh

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Last September the van was inspected internally on all 4 contact with border control (2 out and 2 back). This was Newcastle to Ijmuiden.

each time they just opened the wardrobe door. Nothing else. Must have been looking for a nice coat to borrow i suppose :unsure::unsure:

December / January no inspections at all, Portmouth to Santander.

Its a lottery as to how they feel and whether or not you look dodgy. I must have done in September :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

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When you get a craving for a bacon sandwich...

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