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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:24 AM
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Consumer warning as Irish pork contamination spreads
Source: The Guardian

Contaminated feed used on both sides of border
Carcinogens found in meat at 200 times safe level

Consumers across the UK were urged not to eat Irish pork yesterday after animal feed contaminated with dioxins - carcinogenic chemicals - was traced to farms on both sides of the border.

Last night Irish government officials also admitted that the contaminated pig meat including bacon, sausages and Christmas hams could have been exported to as many as 25 countries, including France and the Netherlands.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued the advice after it emerged that nine farms in Northern Ireland have used the same feed substance that prompted a recall of all pork products processed in the republic following its discovery in pig farms south of the border.

The FSA stressed that its notice was precautionary and said the affected meat did not pose any significant health risk. It said: "The Food Standards Agency is today advising consumers not to eat pork or pork products, such as sausages, bacon, salami and ham, which are labelled as being from the Irish republic or Northern Ireland, while it continues to investigate whether any products contaminated with dioxins have been distributed in the UK.

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  - Knowing Our Agriculture Department,  Possumpoint   Dec-08-08 06:57 AM   #1 
Possumpoint Donating Member (937 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:57 AM
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1. Knowing Our Agriculture Department,
they'll say they can't identify which products came from Ireland.
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