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Police write 45 pages of lunch instruction - Scotland
upi ^ | Dec. 8, 2011

Posted on 12/08/2011 2:03:54 PM PST by JoeProBono

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Police in Scotland have distributed a 45-page document to catering firms seeking to serve beat officers describing the desired contents of their lunches.

Lothian and Borders Police created the 10,000-word document in October to spell out the precise requirements for the sandwiches, chips and bottled water served to officers working the beat at Edinburgh soccer games, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.

The police, who have a budget of some $109,400 to spend on 7,500 packed lunches per year, said the sandwiches must be served on 11-inch baguettes, 75 percent of which must be on white bread and 25 percent on brown bread. The document includes a spreadsheet listing the acceptable sandwich contents, including brie, cranberry, smoked salmon, cream cheese and prawn mayonnaise.

The document states the sandwiches must be filled to "the standard size and weight stipulated by the British Sandwich Association."

Andrew Cave of the Federation of Small Businesses criticized the "onerous requirements" spelled out in the document and said many small businesses would be excluded from bidding for the catering contracts because "they simply don't have the time to go through all this."


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister
KEYWORDS: lunch


1 posted on 12/08/2011 2:04:04 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
109,400 to spend on 7,500 packed lunches per year

Gee, that only works out to $14.58 per box lunch. only ....

2 posted on 12/08/2011 2:07:55 PM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: JoeProBono

British Sandwich Association???!! ROFLMAO!

Seriously though, that works out to about 14.586667 PER LUNCH. Must be nice.


3 posted on 12/08/2011 2:09:04 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: JoeProBono
Andrew Cave of the Federation of Small Businesses criticized the "onerous requirements" spelled out in the document and said many small businesses would be excluded from bidding for the catering contracts because "they simply don't have the time to go through all this."

That's precisely the point Andrew, old bean. It's to cut the small businessman out.

4 posted on 12/08/2011 2:10:35 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: reaganaut

I’d guess again. Food costs more over there. It may not get you as much as you think.


5 posted on 12/08/2011 2:10:45 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Hodar
Beats the value of our $16.00 muffin for the government worker at taxpayer expense.

It would appear that the Minestry of Silly Walks has combined staff with the MMinestry of Lunch over there.

6 posted on 12/08/2011 2:18:13 PM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: JoeProBono

My wife does business in Scotland quite frequently. The fare there for lunches is really bad. She usually gets a boiled egg sandwich from a vending machine. They do love their mayonaise though. It can be pretty gross.


7 posted on 12/08/2011 2:22:00 PM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: Secret Agent Man

Good point that.


8 posted on 12/08/2011 2:23:51 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: JoeProBono

Page 45

Or a creme, 2 jelly donuts, cruller and muffin. Or 3 jelly donuts, a plain and a chocolate frosted. Or a lemon donut, strawberry glazed, chocolate and 2 french twists. Or...

9 posted on 12/08/2011 2:25:28 PM PST by Fido969
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To: JoeProBono
The document states the sandwiches must be filled to "the standard size and weight stipulated by the British Sandwich Association."

The British Sandwich Association? I expect the European Union to now step in and override these specifications with more stringent requirements from Brussels. But such is life under the rule of laws.

10 posted on 12/08/2011 2:37:34 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: blackdog

11 posted on 12/08/2011 2:39:16 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: onyx

12 posted on 12/08/2011 2:42:51 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono

Did they hold an international consultation with Michelle on this?


13 posted on 12/08/2011 2:44:50 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: blackdog

HAGGIS WONTONS


14 posted on 12/08/2011 2:48:13 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: reaganaut


15 posted on 12/08/2011 2:51:37 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono

See here, my good man, we at the Ministry of Lunch or as we affectionately call her, MoLu, take our responsibilities very seriously. What the devil would happen if purveyors could willy-nilly make foot-long sandwiches or ten inch sandwiches? Why, it would be chaos!

16 posted on 12/08/2011 2:52:26 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: JoeProBono

And now for something completely different...

SEMPRINI!!!


17 posted on 12/08/2011 2:52:50 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Lurker
That's precisely the point Andrew, old bean. It's to cut the small businessman out.

Even better, to include probably one particular sandwich supplier who can fit the particulars. If they can find out which one it is, they can nail the cops for a fraudulent request.

18 posted on 12/08/2011 2:55:51 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: colorado tanker


19 posted on 12/08/2011 2:57:00 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: JoeProBono; bd476; Lady Jag; RedMDer; TheOldLady; trisham

Wonderful thread! Just in time for Christmas!


20 posted on 12/08/2011 3:23:59 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: JoeProBono

Hey! My husband is Scottish, (with some Swedish and Irish). He was in Scotland last Spring and had haggis almost every morning. :)


21 posted on 12/08/2011 3:38:59 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx

I love Christmas. :)


22 posted on 12/08/2011 3:41:36 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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He was in Scotland last Spring and had haggis almost every morning. :)

And what crime do he commit to receive that punishment? :=)

23 posted on 12/08/2011 3:51:27 PM PST by Bob
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To: trisham
He was in Scotland last Spring and had haggis almost every morning. :)

And what crime did he commit to receive that punishment? :=)

24 posted on 12/08/2011 3:52:22 PM PST by Bob
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To: Bob

Marrying me? :) I insisted that he go.


25 posted on 12/08/2011 4:11:16 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx; JoeProBono

26 posted on 12/08/2011 4:35:13 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Fido969
Don't forget the "Extra Sugar" donuts.

-PJ

27 posted on 12/08/2011 4:39:52 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Okay, food prices. Here’s an example: Milk 2 pints= 0.80p , 1lb peanut butter =£1.49,
Loaf of precut bread =0.69p

41 items for £48.

That’s for a weeks groceries.If you know how to shop!

£15 of food from most take-out food places would be enough to feed two people to maximum capacity.

Regards


28 posted on 12/08/2011 5:02:14 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: JoeProBono
said the sandwiches must be served on 11-inch baguettes, 75 percent of which must be on white bread and 25 percent on brown bread. The document includes a spreadsheet listing the acceptable sandwich contents, including brie, cranberry, smoked salmon, cream cheese and prawn mayonnaise.

Truth be told the cops eating them would probbaly prefer a four word description: "egg and bacon sarnies"


29 posted on 12/08/2011 7:20:06 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: RedMDer

30 posted on 12/08/2011 7:51:38 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: Oztrich Boy

31 posted on 12/08/2011 7:56:58 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: surfer


32 posted on 12/08/2011 8:00:24 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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To: JoeProBono

I prefer the plate lunches of Hawaii. Two scoops of rice, some meat or fish and a fried egg on top with some chinese noodles on the side.

33 posted on 12/08/2011 8:15:09 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 55 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: SamAdams76

34 posted on 12/08/2011 8:29:14 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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