Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

Meat from Suffolk farm was sent to Hungary (Story you have to read to believe)

UK & Hungary 12 February, 2007

Six trucks of poultry products from the farm owned by Bernard Matthews were said to have arrived in Hungary on Thursday (08/02).
The Department for Enviornment, Food and Rural Affairs launched an investigation into the claims made last night by Lajos Bognar, Hungary’s Deputy Chief Vet.
A spokesman for Bernard Matthews would only say: “Bernard Matthews can confirm that it imports meat from Hungary and exports it to Hungary as well. All these imports and exports are regulated and Bernard Matthews adheres strictly to all the regulations.”
A Defra spokeswoman said: “Depending on the type of product and the date of slaughter and which farm it originated from, it is possible that poultry products from the Suffolk plant could have met the requirement for movement outside the restricted area.” Following cleansing and disinfection on the Holton site the Meat Hygiene Service has re-licensed the slaughter house following the SVS inspection and clearance for reopening.