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Salmonella scare causes major meat recall

TT/Clara Guibourg · 29 Jul 2012, 08:36

Published: 29 Jul 2012 08:36 GMT+02:00

The pork has been sold all over Sweden, but as of yet there have been no reports of anyone falling ill.

According to Axfood’s press manager Ingmar Kroon, the affected meat is pork imported mainly from Denmark, including chops, marinated loin and mince.

The products have been sold by supermarket chains Willys, Hemköp, Prisextra and Tempo.

“We’re recalling it from all over the country, but we don’t know how much has already been sold,” he said to the TT news agency, adding:

“But only some of the meat has been infected."

Customers who’ve bought these products are encouraged to return them to stores, as they cannot be thrown in the trash. The infected meat must be sent to be destroyed.

It’s still uncertain whether anyone will fall ill from the infected meat.

“I haven’t had any reports about that, but it’ll take a few days before we know for sure,” said Kroon.

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Two tonnes of meat is a large recall, but it isn’t unique.

There’s no cause for worry about buying imported meat rather than Swedish produce, according to Kroon.

“It’s happened twice this summer that we’ve had infected meat from Denmark, and that might look bad, but Denmark isn’t bad at handling. I definitely don’t want to point the blame at them,” he said.

TT/Clara Guibourg (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

15:53 July 29, 2012 by sqwimpy
mmmmmmmm salmonella
20:43 July 29, 2012 by HenryPollard
So now eating pork not only increases my risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and intestinal parasites, but also gives me a good chance of Salmonella?

That's so much value in one product!
23:51 July 29, 2012 by DuHello
An article about pork and a picture of beef -_-
10:06 July 30, 2012 by Twiceshy
Does the salmonella not get killed by cooking the pork properly?
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