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If customers don't like it, they don't have to buy.

Man told to follow EU rules when selling vegetable leftovers from his garden stall - Telegraph

Mr Cookson said he decided to set up the small stall at the end of his drive so the fresh vegetables from his garden did not go to waste, labelling bags of them with prices, and relying on the honesty of passers-by to leave cash in a piggy bank.

He said: "It is not a business, just a way of offering vegetables to others and preventing them going to waste. The vegetables are bought by people going to and from the local pub. If customers don't like it, they don't have to buy."

Last weekend he received the letter from Northumberland County Council informing him that a trading standards officer had visited the stall, and informing him that "most fruit and vegetables are required to be sold by weight". It was accompanied by four pages of guidance on the rules governing weights and measures, setting out the European Union requirements.

Is it legal to sell hempen rope by the yard, or must it be in metres?


John Denham is to issue guidance to councils not to pursue people like this "within months".

Why not tomorrow?

Don't forget to clearly label the hempen rope of the potential choke hazard if not used correctly. Would the drops in the Home Office handbook be allowed now without the prisoner wearing a harness and safety helmet?

Well, according to the Mines Health and Safety Act the tether on a safety harness must be no longer than 1.5m so I guess if one adjusted the prisoner's weight so that the required drop was less than 58.5 inches everything would be okay.

Alas the SA Mining Industry's version of QRs is a little less clear about hard hats. On this point I would guess the "reasonable man" clause would come in to effect. What you have to ask yourself is: Would a reasonable man insist that the hard hat be worn inside or outside the black hood.

Hope this clears things up.

What a landlubber you be Mr Englishman,'tis sold by the fathom....

Well, instead of asking punters to "purchase" he could ask for a "voluntary donation." Which seems to be the case.

But by "selling" his produce he is going against a number of laws. Much as with the cases of the recent past of children (in the US) being subjected to fines and court action for selling lemonade (non-alcoholic) to passers-by.

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