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Saturday, December 06, 2008

All Irish pork being recalled from sale

All Irish pork products are to be removed from shop shelves tonight over fears it may be contaminated.

The Food Safety Authority in a late evening press conference ordered the “withdrawal and recall of all Irish pork products” dating as far back as the 1st of September.

Officials said that the dioxin PCB was found in pig feed at dioxinat levels between 80 and 200 times the safe limit.


It is understood that contaminated feed was used at a total of 37 farms, 29 of which were pork farms and the other eight were beef farms.

But the FSA has advised that it is not necessary at this time to have a similar withdrawal of beef products.
The public are now being advised to destroy all pork products purchased since September 1st.

The FSAI has set up a helpline - 1890336677 and has added further information about the recall and the potential consequences to its website at www.fsai.ie.

More Details
Food Safety Authority Press Release

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