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    Doner kebabs may be banned in Europe and people are losing it

    The doner kebab, better known by Arabs as shawarma, may be under threat in Europe after legislation put forth by the European Union seeks to ban phosphates, citing health concerns. 
    The popular street food, which is comprised of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie, contains phosphates which are used to keep seasoned kebab meat moist. 
    The EU’s executive commission proposed to “officially authorize the use of phosphates in lamb, mutton, beef or veal” that are cooked on a rotating spit.
    Authorities say there is a link between the additive and heart disease.
    According to Metro, people are describing the move as a form of ‘doner discrimination‘ considering sausages – which contain similar chemicals – will still be sold.
    “They are looking for ways to hurt Turkish businesses here,” said Baris Donmez, the owner of a 24-hour kebab bistro in Berlin’s Mitte district, according to Metro.
    A final vote is set to take place in two weeks. If the ban is approved, doner kebab will potentially disappear from European countries. 
    “If the European Parliament gets its way, this would be the death sentence for the entire doner kebab industry in the European Union,” said Kenan Koyuncu of the German Association of Doner Kebab Producers, according to The Independent. 
    People on social media went into a complete heartbreak following the news. 

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