WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland has exported 2,700 kilograms of suspect beef to European Union countries, the Polish chief veterinarian said on Thursday after television footage showed a company killing sick cows and selling the meat for human consumption.
Pawel Niemczuk told a news conference that the suspected meat had been exported to Romania, Sweden, Hungary, Estonia, Finland, France, Spain, Lithuania, Portugal and Slovakia.
Poland produces around 560,000 tonnes of beef a year, with around 80-85 percent of it being exported.
(The story corrects the amount from tons to kilograms)
Reporting by Alicja Ptak; Writing by Marcin Goclowski; Editing by Gareth Jones