The European Parliament has marginally defeated plans to ban phosphates, an additive that is considered key in frozen meat for the popular döner kebab.
Requiring an absolute majority +1, meaning a majority of at least 376 votes was needed if the EU legislative body was to outvote the European Commission’s proposal on the issue. The Berlaymont proposed the extension of the possibility to use the food additive called phosphate which is necessary for certain spits meat preparations, such as kebabs...

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