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Recall of Irish Pork and Bacon Products Due to Presence of Dioxin

Issue Date

6 December 2008

Source of Information

Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)

Food Product

All pork and bacon products produced in Ireland from 1 September 2008.

Reason for Recall

Laboratory results of animal feed and pork fat samples obtained by the FSAI confirmed the presence of dioxin.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

We have informed the trade and asked them to stop selling these products. We will contact the Irish authorities for further information and is closely monitoring the situation.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling these products.

Advice to Consumers

Stop consuming the affected products.

Further Information

Food Safety Authority of Ireland website

CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
7 December 2008

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Last Revision Date : 08-12-2008