DYED PORK SOLD AS BEEF IN SWEDEN

Sweden's National Food Agency has issued a Europe-wide warning after tons of meat sold as beef turned out to be dyed pork.

Dyed pork sold as beef in Sweden
Posted 17.10.2012 07:46:59 UTC
Updated 17.10.2012 07:46:59 UTC

Swedish wholesalers have been sold several tons of pork disguised as beef. The meat was imported from Hungary and sold to wholesalers by a company. A wholesaler became suspicious about the moistness of the meat and sent samples to the National Food Agency for testing which confirmed that the "beef" was in fact pork which had been dyed. The company that sold the dyed meat has now been reported to the police.

The company has purchased between 30 and 40 tons of meat from the Hungarian supplier. 3 tons of pork was seized in an operation.