OVERTURN THE HAGGIS BAN IN THE USA
There were 24.7 million Americans with Scottish heritage named in the 2009 community census. Boisdale is campaigning to give ex-patriated Scots in America the FREEDOM to celebrate Burns Night in traditional fashion. The USA banned haggis imports in 1971 due to the fact that the food standards agency prohibits sheep lungs - one of the key ingredients of haggis - in food products. The US government should not be depriving a minority group of their population their national dish!
Boisdale have embarked on a campaign to lift the import ban of haggis. Boisdale have written to DEFRA to hear more about progress on the issue. There has been no response since Owen Paterson left his post at DEFRA in the government reshuffle, shortly after his visit to the US to discuss the haggis issue.
Boisdale have petitioned government ministers including Lord Ian McColl of Dulwich who will raise this issue in the House of Lords on Thursday 15 January 2015. Macsween Haggis have joined the Boisdale campaign.
During the next two weeks Boisdale will be raising awareness of the haggis ban in the USA by incorporating American menu ingredients and music in the Burns celebrations http://www.boisdale.co.uk/canary-wharf/events/view/893/ .