A small amount of meat from sick livestock from Poland has been found in a Lido restaurant, as confirmed by Chief of Latvian Food and Veterinary Service’s Public Relations Office Ilze Meistere.
She reports that Lido has received a total of 27 kg of meat, and 9 kg of aforementioned meat remains stored in the company’s warehouse. 18 kg of this meat has already been sent to public catering companies.
Meistere notes that Lido will have to dispose of diseased meat still stored in its warehouse. Meanwhile, an inspection has been launched in relation to the ordered meat to see if it has been used in preparation of meals.
“So far we have determined the remaining 18 kg of meat from Poland has not been served in meals but used in preparation of sausages. Fortunately, none of those products have reached consumers,” says FVS Public Relations Office head.
At the same time, Meistere says consumption of this meat is not dangerous as long as it goes through sufficient thermal processing.
“The company provided sufficient documents for us to trace the remaining amount of meat and how part of it was used. All this helped us quickly pull this meat from the market,” added Meistere. (BNN/Business World Magazine)