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Poultry meat seized in Lithuania due to Salmonella

More than 40 tonnes of poultry meat imported from Poland, Hungary, and Romania have been seized in the space of 3 months by Lithuania’s State Food and Veterinary Service due to potential Salmonella contamination.

All poultry products that reached Lithuania and contained Salmonella have been withdrawn from the market and the companies involved received sanctions from State Food and Veterinary Service inspectors for putting unsafe poultry on the market, reports Food Safety News.

Lithuanian officials have seized more than 40 tonnes of imported poultry meat in the last three months over fears of potential Salmonella contamination. Photo: Manfred Richter
Lithuanian officials have seized more than 40 tonnes of imported poultry meat in the last three months over fears of potential Salmonella contamination. Photo: Manfred Richter

Recently, 3 public warnings have been made by Polish authorities about Salmonella in poultry products and eggs. Earlier in September, the Polish Chief Sanitary Inspectorate posted a recall of a brand of frozen marinated chicken fillets after Italian authorities found Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Newport, and Salmonella Virchow the product. Another recall was prompted by suspected Salmonella Enteritidis found on eggshells and in late August, Salmonella Enteritidis in a batch of chicken meat led to another warning.

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