Misshapen fruit and veg could be banned once more after a proposal put forward by Spanish MEPs

Spanish MEPs are calling for a ban on "wonky" fresh produce to be re-introduced after it was lifted by the European Commission last July.

The lift applied to 26 different fruit and vegetables - allowing misshapen produce to be sold in Europe and meaning that less food was going to waste.

But Spanish MEPs have now won the majority support of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee and the proposal is going to the full parliament for a vote.

Tory MEP Richard Ashworth, who campaigned for the lift last year, attacked the latest proposal.

He said: "To try to stop stores selling perfectly decent food simply because of its shape or size is morally unjustifiable, especially when we are worried about global food supplies."

 


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