EU bans Peking Duck forcing council snoopers to shut down restaurant ovens in Chinatown
Political correctness gone mad or testing shows up safety hazard, whatever Britain's favourite Peking Duck may not be on the menu for some time ...
It is the nation's favourite Chinese dish – adored by millions and a staple feature on the menus of restaurants and takeaways the length and breadth of Britain.
But Peking Duck could now be forced into extinction by an EU ban on the ovens traditionally used to prepare it.
Council inspectors have been busily visiting restaurants that use the ovens and sealing them closed with tape because they do not carry a CE (Conformité Européenne) mark certifying that the equipment meets safety standards on carbon-monoxide emissions laid down by Brussels.