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Sausages affected by draconian trade laws

By Simon de Bruxelles

A SPICY sausage known as the Welsh Dragon will have to be renamed after
trading standards’ officers warned the manufacturers that they could
face prosecution because it does not contain dragon.

The sausages will now have to be labelled Welsh Dragon Pork Sausages to
avoid any confusion among customers.

Jon Carthew, 45, who makes the sausages, said yesterday that he had not
received any complaints about the absence of real dragon meat. He said:
“I don’t think any of our customers believe that we use dragon meat
in our sausages. We use the word because the dragon is synonymous with

His company, the Black Mountains Smokery at Crickhowell, in Powys,
turns out 200,000 sausages a year, including the Welsh Dragon, which is
made with chili, leak and pork. A Powys County Council spokesman said:
“The product was not sufficiently precise to inform a purchaser of
the true nature of the food.”