An Inclusive Litany

1/8/02

The London Times reports that a European Union committee was to meet "to decide just how many lumps a sauce can contain before it ceases to be classified as a sauce and is regarded officially as a vegetable." According to the Times, the current "lump limit" of 20 percent "was originated to stop importers avoiding high tariffs on vegetables by disguising them as sauces." "Just to add to the problem," the Times explains, "even a sauce containing meat can be classed as a vegetable if the meat content is less than about 18 per cent."

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