Update: Dioxin tainted pork in 25 countries
Tainted Irish pig meat might have been exported to 25 countries. This has
been reported by Ireland's chief vet on Sunday, as shops in Ireland and
overseas removed pork from their shelves due to fears of a cancer
Ireland is a major exporter of pork, with Britain the largest market followed
by Germany, France, Russia and Japan. Hong Kong, China and the Netherlands are
also major export destinations. The shelves of supermarkets in Ireland have been
cleared of Irish pork products while stockists in Britain, like retail giant
Waitrose, have also removed them as officials suggest that consumers
not eat Irish or Northern Irish pork.
Reports further state that Germany
stated it was removing all Irish pork products off the shelves as a safety
measure, while contaminated Irish pork has been found in France and Belgium. The
European Commission is closely monitoring the situation.
officials and police are investigating the possible source of the contaminated
feed, a plant run by Millstream Power Recycling Limited near Fenagh, County
Carlow in southwest Ireland. Company spokesman, David Curtin stated that what
was under investigation was oil used in machinery used to dry the recycled bread
products and dough - ingredients in the feed.
Ireland found dioxin contamination
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