these past few weeks made you think about what you put in your mouths? All these food
scandals have really piled up and all come out at once.
our meat contains donkey – and then it doesn’t? How does that work? Is it just
the UK? And has anyone noticed that Checkers is importing a lot of frozen foods
from one of the offending UK stores at the moment – I see Iceland-branded food
all over the freezers, so does that mean we’re now eating horse as well as
like this we look to the government to have rules to protect us and what
we eat. Personally, I have no objection to eating horse or
donkey, but I do think I should be made aware of it if I am so I can
Governments around the world are now discovering that all their laws
and checks need to be tighter to protect consumers – heck, if the best
restaurant in the world can give 63 customers food poisoning, then everyone
So laws and
checks are good and necessary when it comes to our food. But how much do we
need their interference when it comes to what we drink?
New by-laws are being
enacted around the country and scenarios that people thought ‘Oh – it’ll never
actually happen’ really are.
As of 1st April there will be no
alcohol sales for off-consumption in Cape Town. But you can buy whatever you
like, 7 days a week until 2am in Hermanus!!
I’ve been doing some digging into
the new liquor acts and by-laws and come up with some disturbing facts. Which
all begs the question – we want the government to protect us, but at what point
does that protection actually turn us into a Nanny State?
know the answer, but there are plenty of changes which make me very unhappy in
the new by-laws. And I bet there are more than a few restaurateurs out there
worriedly counting the cost of the new trading hours as well.
Tell us what you
think and how you are going to be affected and what (if anything) you think we
can do about it. See what Lili Radloff had to say about it.
In the words of the Beastie Boys, we ‘gotta fight for the
right to paaaaaaarty!’
a limited fashion and only until 6pm weekdays and not at all on Sundays)