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Something is rotten in Liptovský Hrádok

THE ORLI meat-processing plant in Liptovský Hrádok faces fines of several million crowns for washing decaying meat and shipping it off to its distributors, the TA3 news TV channel reported on July 7.Food inspectors found about a tonne of decaying products in the company's plant.

THE ORLI meat-processing plant in Liptovský Hrádok faces fines of several million crowns for washing decaying meat and shipping it off to its distributors, the TA3 news TV channel reported on July 7.Food inspectors found about a tonne of decaying products in the company's plant.

“They have been washing spoiled products and preparing them to be sold,” Ivan Antal from the department of health in Liptovský Mikuláš said.

Inspectors could tell immediately when they arrived at the plant that there were problems.
“The meat smelled terrible,” Mária Kantíková, head of the State Veterinary and Food Institute, explained. “Smoked sausages, smoked meat – these samples were definitely not OK.”

Laboratory analysis showed that the meat was tainted with a bacteria called listeria. Listeria can be life-threatening, especially to children and the infirm.

No one was able to reach the plant’s owner. He has allegedly left the country.

According to inspectors, this is one of the worst violations of its kind. An investigation is underway.

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