Image via WikipediaThe celebrated SeaBee makes the excellent point over at 'Life in Dubai' that we now have a 'clarification' of the original announcement that the UAE was banning pork products as a result of concerns regarding Swine Flu.
As SeaBee reports, quoting ArabianBusiness.com : "There is no decision to ban pork meat products," said Majid Al Mansouri, secretary-general of the Environment Agency and member of a higher committee responsible for combating the flu.
Someone forgot to tell our local Spinneys. The Ajman branch has taken the whole damn lot off sale and closed the pork section.
Luckily I have already taken the precaution of buying several freezers worth of 'the special stuff' and installing a number of large industrial freezing units, some advanced cryogenics, a backup UPS and generator and a flat-packed nuclear shelter as well as a significant amount of stockpile-protecting firepower.
We're alright, Jack. But how long will it be before the original ban, the reversal of the ban, the decision to ban the ban and the unbanning of the ban will be is anyone's guess.
Meanwhile, the linkage between ze mal de cochon and the transport, handling, storage, processing and consumption of 'the special stuff' is of course denied strenuously by every health authority and expert in the world.
Life in the Gulf. I have always loved it. I suspect I always will...