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Old 09.12.2008, 16:41
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Contaminated meat

FYI, Switzerland is on the list of countries affected by this contamination scare:

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The European Commission said today that 12 EU countries and nine non-EU countries have been affected by the contamination scare.
EU countries affected are Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Estonia, the UK, France, Portugal and Cyprus.

The other countries that have been impacted are Japan, Russian, Singapore, the US, Canada, Switzerland, China, Hong Kong and Korea.

EU Commissioner for Health Androulla Vassiliou has said that the 12 member states which have imported Irish pork and pork meat products are required to detain the products in order to check them for the presence of dioxins.

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Be very careful where any Pork Products you are buying right now originate from. Ireland exports Pork to many European countries. After a scare at the weekend, about 100,000 pigs from the national pig herd are to be culled, and all pork products have been withdrawn from sale. The dioxin PCB has been found in the food meal that the pigs eat, and in their pork. PCBs are pretty nasty.

This is not scaremongering:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...571632070.html

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...571630544.html
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...breaking46.htm

So check the country of origin on any Pork packaging until this has been resolved.
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Re: Contaminated meat

I've read today that the Swiss trader who bought the meat has sold it abroad. Maybe there is no affected Irish meat in Switzerland after all.
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Re: Contaminated meat

I remember being surprised that Burger King (at least in Oerlikon, and it was some months back) sourced their bacon from Ireland.
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