Nuwe EU reëls

Klante wat onlangs in die winkel was of aanlyn bestel het, het seker gemerk dat ons vooraad maar laag was op sekere produkte.

Die wet dat lande oor ’n plan moet beskik om voedsel te monitor word vanaf einde Maart streng toegepas deur die doeane. Suid Afrika is ongelukkig een van die lande wat nie ‘n “EU Approved Residue Control Plan" het nie. Dit het beteken dat daar op 'n sekere stadium tot ses skeepsvraghouers van ons grootste verskaffer vir meer as 'n maand vertraag was. Intussen het die doeane reeds die produkte, wat nie voldoen aan die nuwe vereistes nie, verwyder en kon ons weer ons voorraadvlakke aanvul, met dit wat wel mag.

Dit is ongelukkig ’n baie lang lysie van gunstelinge wat nie meer welkom is in die EU nie. Bv. van die Ouma beskuit, koekies, sjokolade en dalk nog meer. Ons skuif al hierdie produkte op ons webwerf na ’n aparte onderafdeling “Banned in the EU” sodat u maklik kan sien om watter produkte dit gaan. Soos ons meer weet kan die lysie dalk groei. Ons het nog ’n bietjie van die produkte in voorraad. OP = OP. Om te probeer regverdig wees, gaan ons die aantal per persoon beperk op die produkte wat gaan verdwyn.  

Dit is op hierdie stadium nie duidelik of Suid Afrika enigsins belangstel om aan die nuwe rëels te hou nie, so ons weet nie of die produkte ooit weer ingebring mag word nie. Ons verskaffers is hard aan die werk om alternatiewe te bedink, soos om soortgelyke produkte uit Zimbabwe, wat reeds aan die vereistes voldoen, in te voer. Dit is nog te gou om iets definitiefs te noem, hou maar ons webwerf dop.

Ons het darem nie net slegte nuus nie, daar kom ook nog steeds nuwe produkte binne, bv. die reeks Curry made Easy van Pakco. Ons het self so paar getoets en kan dit aanbeveel! Of wat van Koo se blikkies Samp & Beans om 'n bredie af te rond. (Gerieflik en maklik as jy nie 'n groot pot samp wil maak nie.) Ons wou al die lekker braai speserye op hierdie punt noem, maar wag nog ongeduldig op die somer wink
Junie Openingtye en Posbestellings

Die Spens sal toe wees die naweke van die 9de en 10de Junie asook die 16de en 17de Junie 2017.  Die laaste dag om nog aanlyn bestellings te plaas is Donderdag 1 Junie 2017.  Posbestellings hervat weer 26ste Junie.
 


New EU rules

If you have been to the shop lately or have ordered online you may have noticed that stock levels on some products were very low.

The ruling that a country must have an “EU Approved Residue Control Plan" to export foodstuff to the EU is being actively policed by Port Health since the end of March. South Africa is unfortunately one of the countries that does not have such a plan. This meant that our biggest supplier had at a certain stage up to six containers being delayed for over a month. Customs have since removed what they consider illegal and we could fill up again on the allowed products.

The list of banned products is unfortunately long and contain many favourites, like some Ouma Rusks, biscuits, chocolates and more. We are moving the affected products to a separate section called “Banned in the EU” on the website.  As we know more, this list could grow. To be fair, we are limiting the number per customer on the “banned” products that we still have in stock.

We are not sure if South Africa is ever going to implement such a plan, so these products may disappear forever from the EU. Our suppliers are trying their best to get alternatives where possible, like products from Zimbabwe that does have a proper residue control plan. It is however still too early to say something meaningful on this, we will update the site when more is known.
   
It is not all bad news, at least we are still getting in new lines, like the Curry made Easy from Pakco. We have tried a few flavours and can fully recommend it. Or what about the tins of Koo Samp & Beans, perfect for when you do not want to make a big pot. We would rather have mentioned our lovely braai spices and sauces here, but are still waiting for summer to arrive frown


June Opening times and Online Orders

Please note that Die Spens will be closed the weekends of the 9th and 10th of June and also the 16th and 17th of June 2017. The last day to order online will be Thursday the 1st of June 2017. Webshop will be available from the 26th of June again.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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