Bulgaria to Dump Meat Cuttings

Society » HEALTH | August 30, 2010, Monday // 12:03| Views: | Comments: 3
Bulgaria: Bulgaria to Dump Meat Cuttings The head of the State Veterinary Public Health Control DFirectorate,Yordan Voynov, has stated that he will not allow meat cuttings, intended for disposal, to enter the Bulgarian market. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's State Veterinary Public Health Control Directorate is planning to issue a ban on import of meat cutting that are intended for disposal.

The Head of the directorate, Yordan Voynov, has stated that the ban would be one of the measures for prevention of import of unqualified meat.

Last Wednesday, the Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov announced the beginning of a new police operation, carried out in connection to the Bulgarian state standard for meat, which checked whether meat producers were using raw materials intended for disposal.

The goal of the operation was the prevent cuttings from sausages that were intended for disposal to be used again and placed on the market.

“I have discussed it with lawyers and I think this measure would be an enough. The goal of the ban is the forbid the import of such cuttings in Bulgaria. I will issue the ban Monday because these cutting would not be from the same batch,” Vaynov said.

He has explained that since the cuttings come from a mixed batch, their following is very difficult.

In the meantime, the food company SAF Magellan Plc.,which was one of the most affected companies by the operation, has stated that it will turn for help to European institutions.

During the operation, about 194 tons of meat products were banned and a large part of them was SAF Nagellan's.

On Friday, the head of the State Veterinary Public Health Control Directorate warned that the company's license could be taken away because it imports cheap meat products without the necessary documentation and some of them have even passed their expiration date.

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Philippe - 30 Aug 2010 // 15:13:13

Belgium also had i with the dioxine chickens 10 years ago...

A government fell, tons of food were destroyed, several people are still in jail, and we installed the safest food chain protection system in the world!

small difference...

Bill - 30 Aug 2010 // 13:18:55


Germany's had some of that problem, too. Not a whole lot, apparently, because it hasn't become a major issue here, but there have been reports of aged meat being resold.

Philippe - 30 Aug 2010 // 12:42:17

Poor Bulgaria! Embarassing to find out that you are eating from a dumpsite, while some get filthy rich with it!

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