The above Picture was taken this morning in Tesco’s in Wilton Shopping Centre in Cork City and is a picture that was shown across the country this morning. I heard about the pork recall after I had a fry up with the family. A bit late then? But then we are told that all pork bought from September 1st had to be destroyed. Thats a hell of a lot of meet.
People are told to destroy the following:
Offal from pigs
Ready meals with Irish pork/bacon as an ingredient
This is another hit to farming industry which is already under pressure due to budget cuts. It will also take time for the Irish Pork market to get back its credibility as “safe product”. Germany ordered the destruction of all Irish Pork earlier today and it is thought that 20-25 countries will take similar steps. This is a competeive market that only affects farmers but the entire food market from farmers, to distributers, to restaurants and cafes, to sandwhich makers, and various other ways that pork is used.
RTÉ have an Info page on it and if you are anyway worried do read it.