The Slovakia State Veterinary and Food Administration announced Friday that veterinary inspectors discovered 21,000 kg of salmonella-tainted chicken breast imported from Brazil in Bratislava, according to a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Ministerstvo pôdohospodárstva a rozvoja vidieka SR) news release (computer translated).
The frozen chicken breast infected with salmonella have been found in warehouses in Bratislava. Veterinary inspectors immediately ordered his removal, because it had distributed seven to 54 restaurants around the country.
“The Brazilian meat was imported into Slovakia via the Netherlands and Poland. Our veterinary inspector immediately ordered his removal, because it had distributed seven to 54 restaurants around the country.”said Minister Gabriela Matečná.
“Existing laboratory tests showed 17 non-compliant samples. In one of these Brazilian products – a product SEARA “Frozen chicken breast boneless skinless salted without innerfiletu” in a 2 kg package, manufacturer company Agricola jandelli, we found a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg. Inspections performed and continue to focus mainly on operators who own stores and trade with this commodity in quantity and deliver to restaurants and end consumers, “said Jozef Bíreš, central director SVFA. Tests for preservatives and salmonella are still ongoing. At any of the tested samples have not yet been discovered chemicals, which in Brazil should be governed rotten meat.
“I emphasize that meat from Slovakia is under the strict control of our veterinary inspectors from the slaughterhouse to the counters. The meat which has traveled half the globe and joined the European Union through other countries need to be very careful. When you go to a restaurant, ask where the meat came from. You have the right,” urged Minister Matečná.
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