Belgian restaurants not hurt by scare

Belgo finds substitutes for banned Belgian products

June 7, 1999 - London's Belgian restaurants apparently have not been affected by the scare with has hit Belgium's food exporters. "It has not affected sales at all,'' said a spokeswoman for the Belgo chain of restaurants. Belgo has been at the forefront of the popularity of Belgian restaurants specializing in a wide range of Belgian beer, mussels and frites.


Countries around the world have closed their borders to Belgian meat and dairy products and some, including the United States, have widened temporary bans to all EU countries after the cancer-causing chemical dioxin was found in animal feed.

Belgo has replaced Belgian ham with French ham, and also replaced Belgian cheese and chocolate with other types. Beer was not been affected.

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