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Dubious Polish eggs in Slovak Tesco too

Though the eggs passed tests for salmonella bacteria, retailer recalled them from the stores as a preventative measure.

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Czech vets have refused authorisation to distribute dubious eggs from the Polish company Fermy Drobiu Wozniak due to possible salmonella infection. Some of the suspect eggs have now appeared in Slovak Tesco stores. The retailer admits that the company is one of its suppliers, the Sme daily reported.

“Despite that fact that the supplier confirmed compliance of its products with official certificates and tests results, we recalled all the eggs from Tesco stores as a preventative measure,” Tesco’s spokeswoman Katarína Kadašiová told Sme, adding that people can return the eggs to the stores.

While the State Veterinary and Food Administration (ŠVPS) does not keep track of imports of eggs to Slovakia, retailers differ in the locations from where they source their eggs. Kaufland and Lidl do not sell Polish eggs at all, some regional Coop Jednota stores might offer them and Terno has spoken with its suppliers about confirmation of the origin of the eggs they receive.

“If necessary, we will proceed to the next steps,” said Terno representatives, as quoted by Sme.

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Several European countries including the Netherlands, Croatia, Norway and the UK have reported the disease in the context of Polish eggs. Czech authorities prohibited sales of approximately 3.5 million Fermy Drobiu Wozniak eggs from the retailers Kaufland, Tesco, Ahold and the processing company of Miloš Minařík in Opatovice, Sme wrote.

While Poland has banned sales of eggs from October 20 with an order to immediately recall all dubious batches, Czech authorities said that their doubts refer to batches with best before dates of October 22, 25 and 31, and November 3 to 8, 10 and 13 to 15, the SITA newswire reported.

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