Greek Kebab and Gyros narrowly escaped the “death sentence” in European Parliament earlier on Wednesday. MEPs were called to vote.
The vote needed an absolute majority of at least 376 votes for a ban, but the legislature fell just three votes short. The vote was 373-272 with 30 abstentions.
Some EU lawmakers had cited health concerns based on studies that linked the phosphates used in the giant slabs of frozen meat to cardiovascular disease.
There is currently no blanket regulation on the use of doner kebab meat with added phosphates — each country has its own rules and regulations regarding the issue.