Rule that hasn’t changed
– The bend of a banana must be “the thickness of a transverse section of the fruit between the lateral faces and the middle, perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, must be at a minimum of 27mm(1.06ins).
Source: European Commission
Yup, even they admit that it is still a criminal offence to sell a banana if it doesn\’t meet this shape standard.
They\’ve still not understood the basic concept here, that it is insane to have such prescriptive rules trying to cover an entire continent.
If producers, wholesaler, retailers, want to get together to have a classification system, good luck to them. But using the criminal law to enforce such is, as noted, insane. People should be able to buy and sell outside the classification system if they so wish.