Recall of Irish Pork and Bacon Products

RTE News has just announced that Irish pork products have been withdrawn from the market and that all pork bought before September 1st 2008 should not be consumed. The article states that the meat may have been contaminated by PCBs – Polychlorinated biphenyl, a very persistent, very nasty organic pollutant.

This news was based on a release from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland that states

The Government today announced that laboratory results of animal feed and pork fat samples obtained this afternoon by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) confirmed the presence of dioxins.

RET suggest that any pork products bought should be destroyed or returned to the retailer. Our advice is that you do return them to the retailer – under the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act, 1980 the goods an Irish consumer buys must be
  • Goods must be of merchantable quality
  • Goods must be fit for their purpose

Quite clearly any pork since September 1st does not fall under these categories and you should try to get your money back. Learn how to make a complaint by reading the National Consumer Agency guide and go for it!


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