Salmonella scare causes major meat recall
Published: 29 Jul 2012 08:36 GMT+02:00
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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.
“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.
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.