Illegal antibiotics revealed in Polish chicken

Traces of antibiotics in frozen chicken cutlets from Poland have been revealed in tests carried out by the Czech Republic’s State Veterinary Administration (SVS)

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The SVS made tests on 103 poultry and other meat products from Poland, Germany, Hungary, Austria, the Netherlands and Brazil. “This inspection was launched in response to information that in some farms in neighbouring countries, breeders are using banned veterinary drugs for fattening poultry,” said SVS spokesman Josef Duben, as quoted by Czech business daily E15.

Some 1200 kg of chicken cutlets were imported to the Czech Republic in a recent suspect Polish shipment, and the SVS has ordered that the meat be withdrawn from the Czech market. Buyers may return it to the distributor.

Source: Polskie Radio