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Bunch of Bananas

Here's an interesting and informative video.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/_l7sak6Vlq8?rel=0
Fascinating.
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Hmmm, very good!  Smiley
I love bananas - have one for brekkie every day!
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It's interesting to see how a banana goes from field to supermarket  and then ends up on our kitchen counter Smiley
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But why are they always curved ?Huh
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Fascinating but they left out the bit where a spider is carefully added to each box. Smiley
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Best bananas I've ever tasted are the ones they grow in Madeira. They can only export them to Portugal because they are shorter than normal and don't meet the "specification", but they are extra sweet, even when they aren't totally ripe.
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Fascinating but they left out the bit where a spider is carefully added to each box. Smiley

Don't you mean & the Eggs carefully placed (as of the 10/09/2014
[quote= http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11086407/Mother-finds-deadly-spider-eggs-in-Tesco-bananas.html]A mother who found eggs belonging to one of the world’s most venomous spiders hidden in her Tesco bananas had to have her vacuum incinerated after she tried to clean them up.
Nearly a year on from this previous incident & it is obvious that TESCO & their suppliers, has not learned valuable lesson(s)
18/11/2013
[quote= http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1052712/Worlds-deadliest-spider-discovered-Britain-inside-box-Tesco-bananas.html]World's deadliest spider discovered in Britain inside a box of Tesco bananas
The world's deadliest spider forced a supermarket to close after a terrified worker spotted it under a box of bananas.
The highly-venomous Brazilian Wandering Spider - a species responsible for killing more people than any other arachnid - was eventually captured by RSPCA officers.
Victims usually die within an hour of being bitten by the spider, which has a 4in leg-span and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the planet's most venomous animal.
It's scientific name is Phoneutria nigriventer - the first element is Greek for 'murderess' - but it is also known as the banana spider because of its habit of stowing away in shipments of the fruit.

Glad I don't shop @Tesco's for Bannanas
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...the spider, which has a 4in leg-span

reckon I could probably set a new 100m record if I were a Tesco worker uncovering that  Shocked
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This wouldn't be a problem confined to Tesco. All supermarkets will source the product from the growers. If I remember rightly Sainsbury's advertises their bananas as fair trade but they will be from the same area.
Most of the UK bananas come from Fyffes I believe.
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Most of the UK bananas come from Fyffes I believe.
Been searching Google Maps but still not found where it is Grin Cheesy

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Maybe an island off the Scottish coast Grin
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Lord forbid,
But what would happen if someone was killed by these Phoneutria nigriventer - the first element is Greek for 'murderess' creatures
Would the supplier(s) be closed down
Or
Very heavily Chastised, Fined & continue to not complete 100% spot checks
Since they are mostly reported from the TESCO's route, they need to investigate where the spider(s), would jump onboard & attach themselves to the Bannanas, then take better precautions
Ok all roads are likely to reach the same initial Ports / Ships, so where are they getting into our food chain ?Huh
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I think you omitted a Zero or two there Wink
As I think you may have meant the 1000 meter sprint Grin
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Most of the UK bananas come from Fyffes I believe.
Been searching Google Maps but still not found where it is Grin Cheesy

Most Bannanas comes in bunches of Fyffes Cheesy
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@beceegee
I think you omitted a Zero or two there Wink

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But how many cases have there been?  I'm not aware of a big problem.
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, Fined & continue to not complete 100% spot checks

Seems a contradiction of terms Undecided


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It only takes one incident of Death, & then there will likely be a public outcry
Perhaps a rewording is in order Wink
After being Fined, They continue to not complete 100% spot checks