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Pork Scare - Breaking News
 
# 1 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 20:36
 
 
Breaking news folks, check your fridges,

Recall notice for Irish pork products
watch Saturday, 6 December 2008 20:08

The Food Safety Authority has ordered the withdrawal and recall of all Irish pork products dating back to 1 September.

It follows the discovery of the dioxin PCB in pork at levels between 80 and 200 times the safe limits.

The contamination of the pork arose following the contamination of feed for pigs.
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The contamination first came to light last Monday, but the positive tests in the pork was only confirmed this afternoon.

The public have been advised to destroy all pork products
purchased since September.

It is understood that contaminated feed was used at a total of 37 farms, 29 of which were pork farms and the other eight were beef farms.

But the FSA has advised that it is not necessary at this time to have a similar withdrawal of beef products.

The Taoiseach and Minister for Agriculture Brendan Smith, have attended crisis talks at the Department of Agriculture following the discovery of the toxic substance in slaughtered pigs.

The discovery has provoked concern in the farming community.

The pork industry is the fourth biggest in the agriculture sector and is worth around €400 million per year.

The movement of animals at some 30 farms has been restricted.

A major investigation has been launched by the Department of Agriculture and the Food Safety Authority.

Fine Gael's spokesperson on agriculture, Michael Creed described the discovery as potentially the biggest threat to the agri-food sector since the outbreak Foot & Mouth disease.
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# 2 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 20:39
 
 
ive been eating sausages like a loon the last while!!! does that mean i have to fling out ANYTHING pork???
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# 3 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 20:50
 
 

The public have been advised to destroy all pork products
purchased since September.

Well it's a bit late now, what about products bought in since september that have been comsumed. Thanks for warning us three months later.
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# 4 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 20:52
 
 
Someone said :
ive been eating sausages like a loon the last while!!! does that mean i have to fling out ANYTHING pork???

Dump it all Riot! I had sausages this morning.

This is pretty serious and is gonna blow up in the next few days! It's Foot & Mouth all over again.
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# 5 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 20:55
 
 
dioxin PCB is closely related to 2-4-5 Trioxin
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# 6 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 20:58
 
 
I've just cooked some bacon and was about to serve it up when I heard this...
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# 7 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 21:03
 
 
Pudds...

there is nothing at all about this on the FASI website...

http://www.fsai.ie/alerts/fa/index.asp
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# 8 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 21:09
 
 
Someone said :
Pudds...

there is nothing at all about this on the FASI website...

http://www.fsai.ie/alerts/fa/index.asp

Here you go: http://www.fsai.ie/news/press/pr_08/pr20081206.asp
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# 9 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 21:10
 
 
Rarely eat pork.
When I do, always use apple sauce with it.
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# 10 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 21:10
 
 
Someone said :
Rarely eat pork.
When I do, always use apple sauce with it.

Does that make it safe?
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# 11 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 21:12
 
 
I have just finished a pack of rashers, sat down to have a look at my favourite boards and this greets me! PCBs! Bollox. I want more info! I imagine supermarkets will have to clear shelves tonight.
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# 12 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 21:14
 
 
Someone said :
I have just finished a pack of rashers, sat down to have a look at my favourite boards and this greets me! PCBs! Bollox. I want more info! I imagine supermarkets will have to clear shelves tonight.

Hope you've enjoyed your tea.

This will have a big and immediate impact on every supermarket, restaurant and cafe across the country. No more Full Irish Brekkies for a while!
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# 13 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 21:17
 
 
well, considering the amount of rashers, and sausages i've had since september. I'm shocked. How did it take them so long to pick this up.
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# 14 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 21:23
 
 
I spent two hours cooking a joint of bacon for tonights dinner which I was just about to carve and serve when I saw this post.

Its on the RTE website and the Indo too
http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/national-news/recall-of-a etc ...
http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/1206/agriculture.html

Anyway, the bacon is binned and the Chinese has been phoned...

I was really looking forward to that bacon, had boiled spuds, cabbage and parsley sauce too!
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# 15 : Saturday 6-12-2008 @ 21:23
 
 
They allegedly found out on Monday. Makes you wonder though, is there routine testing for toxins that are known to accumulate in animals, like Mercury, Lead?, PCBs etc.

The symptoms of the effects are unfortunately like the symptoms of winter - tiredness and possibly a rash etc. Also - you might get liver cancer in a few years.

It's a crisis alright.
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