Dusseldorf – horse meat scandal, organic eggs fraud, Gammel sausages: In Europe, hardly a week goes by without a new food scandal. Now it was revealed that almost 20 tons of drugs come loaded with turkey meat from Romania in North Rhine-Westphalia, processed and shipped in several countries. The frozen goods had been delivered middle of last year and processed, the NRW Ministry of Consumer Protection reported on Friday.
"It is likely that much of the merchandise was already eaten," it says. In the processed turkey antibiotic levels were, according to the Ministry in a sample 27 times higher than allowed. Acute health is in danger according to current knowledge, this does not. Through consumption of contaminated food, people can become resistant to antibiotics, so that they no longer act in case of illness.
The goods had "fried turkey breast, Tandoori marinated, shredded" in an operation in the district of Warendorf to large packs turkey breast under the name been processed. A company from the Munster area sold the meat to canteen operators and distributors in Germany, UK and Austria. Around 15 tonnes arrived in NRW, Bavaria, Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg and Bremen. "The authorities are trying to find so much meat as possible," said a ministry spokesman. Own sample operation in Warendorf and a customer had brought the strain in late February and early March to light.
Was in these foodstuffs company Kuraas AS pork found up to 30 percent, said a spokeswoman for the authority. The investigation was originally scheduled to test the product on horse meat. The company Kuraas AS has publicly apologized on his website.
A similar scandal employs the Food Inspection Agency in the UK. A company had to apologize because pork DNA were found in labeled as compliant islam sausages from chicken meat. These were delivered to at least one school. We also recommend reading this post