"Smokies"considered a delicacy among ethnic minorities in the UK. This meat is produced illegally from sheep killed and prepared in backyard 'abattoirs' with blowtorches. The process leaves the skin and spinal cord in place - something which alarms the EU. Without any supporting evidence, EU Directives continue to imply that sheep harbour TSEs that could be harmful to humans. These documents of Babellian length and complexity continue to inform the UK's own regulations.