Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

Polish-British discussions on food safety

30 April, 2021

Poland's minister for agriculture, Grzegorz Puda, has held virtual talks with George Eustice (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - UK) to discuss the safety of Polish poultrymeat following salmonella outbreaks linked back to the country.
The UK is the second-largest trading partner for Polish agri-foods and a significant destination for poultrymeat. The Food Standards Agency is investigating the Polish poultry supply chain after several cases of salmonellosis were linked back to frozen breaded chicken products using chicken from the country.
There have been several product recalls and at least 480 cases in humans linked to the outbreak.
Puda said he had taken direct charge of the issue of Salmonella in Polish poultry meat.