Sunday, December 07, 2008

Ireland Just Recalled All Of Its Pork

Pork, bacon, ham, sausages, white pudding, black pudding, prepared foods (soup, pizza, frozen entrees) with pork/ham toppings.

Talk about reasons not to eat meat. (My last post described an incident where Monsanto's unapproved, experimental GM cotton crop was illegally fed to livestock.)

From BBC:
Irish Republic Recalls All Pork
"All pork products made in the Irish Republic since September have been recalled over fears they are contaminated with a toxic substance."
The toxic substance is the dioxin polychlorinated biphenyls - cancer-causing PCB's.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland's chief executive said:
"The levels in the feed were very high. The levels in the pork itself were in the region of about 80-200 times above the safe limits."
Ireland exports its pork. Says The Times:
"Britain, Germany, France and Italy all import significant quantities, while America and Korea are also buyers."

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