SCANDAL: 2,500 tons of sick cow meat exported to EU countries, including Spain

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SHOCK: The EC (EC) has called on affected countries to urgently withdraw all products containing the meat (file image). Photo: Shutterstock


A POLISH slaughterhouse has admitted to exporting around 2,500 tons of meat from sick cows to Spain and other EU countries. 

Polish authorities have since withdrawn its operating licence after carrying out an inspection yesterday (Thursday).

Their probe was launched after hidden camera footage from the Ostrów Mazowiecka slaughterhouse, broadcast on the Polish TVN24 news channel, showed workers killing animals with tumours and other illnesses. 

The EU countries affected are Spain, Sweden, Romania, Portugal, France, Finland, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovakia, as well as twenty locations in Poland from where the meat has already been withdrawn.

The European Commission (EC) has called on affected countries to urgently withdraw all products containing the meat.

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