Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Salmonella-infected chicken from Poland banned on the Bulgarian market

24 January, 2020

The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency had blocked the import of three consignments of poultry meat from Poland contaminated with salmonella. The total quantity was 37,150kg of whole chicken and 12,900kg chicken leg.
The meat produced in Poland has been banned from distribution and is not allowed to be traded on the Bulgarian market. It has been identified as part of the enhanced controls undertaken by the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency after 100 tonnes of chicken infected with salmonella was imported from Poland to the Bulgarian market in December 2019.
The salmonella found is from a strain that is not pathogenic to the human body, the food safety agency said.