Part of WAV is based in Kent; England. Kent is the ‘gateway to Europe’ and is home to both Dover ferry harbour and the Channel Tunnel; both of which take hundreds of trucks (into and out of Europe) every day. Sometimes, for reasons such as bad weather, freight numbers etc; trucks cannot get across directly to Europe; so they have to wait their turn on Kent roads to get to the port or Eurotunnel. This queue of trucks is known to Kent people as ‘Operation Stack’. Kent people are used to the stack.
Above – Trucks destined for EU wait their turn (on Kent motorways) in ‘operation stack’
The police do what they can to control the situation, but masses of trucks waiting their turn on Kent roads is not uncommon. British truckers have taken their own food (sandwiches etc) with them into Europe for decades; but now as some kind of ‘Trumpish’ revenge for leaving the EU (Brexit); EU officials have now stopped British truckers taking their own food with them into Europe. The ban prohibits drivers from carrying food for personal consumption in their vehicles. How pathetic is that ? – but so very EU; determined to make the UK ‘pay’ for leaving the EU.
What was once a simple ham and cheese sandwich carried by a driver in his own truck is now classed as a ‘personal import’ and is prohibited by the EU. British truckers sandwiches are being taken from them as they try to cross into the EU. They can eat (as they do) in EU truckstops; but they must not carry their own sandwiches into Europe !!!
So now step up Vegan sandwich makers to help the truckers – and ‘Operation Snack’
Vegan sandwiches which should satisfy both the haulers and EU officials checking their food as they contain NO MEAT.
‘Operation Snack’ will provide protein-rich seitan sandwiches to hungry haulers as they wait to cross into the EU.
The lunches are EU-compliant as they don’t contain animal products. Vegan sandwiches will be given to haulers with leaf-grabbing sticks. Therefore, ensuring safety regarding COVID-19.
Another finger to the EU one could say – a ‘crisis’ now taken advantage of in spreading the Vegan benefits to British and EU truckers.
Above – A British trucker tucks into his Vegan sarnie !
UK Haulers Given Seitan Sandwiches From Vegan Meat Brand Following Brexit Ban
LoveSeitan is offering free EU-compliant vegan sandwiches to haulers following a new Brexit ban on taking on-the-go lunches over the borde
Hungry British haulers are getting free seitan sandwiches from a vegan-meat brand, LoveSeitan, following the news their usual lunches had been ‘confiscated’ due to a new Brexit ban.
Hundreds of vegan EU-compliant sandwiches will be handed to the key workers near the Channel Tunnel as part of Operation Snack!. This is taking place on Saturday, January 23.
The Operation Snack! initiative is a team effort involving food supplier Simply Lunch.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has faced ‘mountains’ of paperwork for each load as a result of the new regulations.
The ban prohibits drivers from carrying food for personal consumption in their vehicles. This means many are going without food whilst at work.
RHA chief executive, Richard Burnet branded the ban ‘ridiculous’.
‘Brexit legislation gone mad’
He described the ban ‘a perfect example of Brexit legislation gone mad’.
“What was once a simple ham and cheese sandwich is now classed as a personal import and is prohibited”, he added.
Steve Swindon, co-founder of LoveSeitan, added: “Hauliers are essential to the British economy.
“They are key workers in need of good food – especially as their sandwiches are being taken from them as they try to cross into the EU. We couldn’t standby and watch their food being confiscated.
The seitan sandwiches we’ve assembled with Simply Lunch are high in protein. They’re tasty and EU-
compliant as they don’t contain animal products.
“So, they should satisfy both the haulers and EU officials checking their food.”
The scheme stops hundreds of haulers from going hungry, as a result of the Brexit ban
The scheme will provide 500 protein-rich seitan sandwiches to hungry haulers as they cross into the EU.
The lunches are EU-compliant as they don’t contain animal products. Workers will hand haulers their lunches with leaf-grabbing sticks. Therefore, ensuring safety regarding COVID-19.
“Plant-based food is quite topical at the moment as it’s Veganuary“, Steve added.
As a result, the company is inviting other vegan food suppliers to join the initiative.