The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has found multi-resistant salmonella in a consignment of turkey breast imported from Poland. The consignment, which was imported by the Simply Food company, is to be withdrawn from shelves of the Super Best and Super Spar chains across the country.
The consignment is marked CMR A6/10 2008, aut. nr. PL 08080503, its packing date is 06.10.2008. Its best by date is 20.10.2008 and may have been frozen by some consumers.
Food containing multi-resistant bacteria is banned in Denmark. Such bacteria are very difficult to treat with normal antibiotics. The bacteria found in these two tonnes of turkey meat are resistant to six types of antibiotics.
The bacteria, which can enter humans due to bad kitchen hygiene or if the meat is not thoroughly cooked, can give diarrhoea, nausea, stomach aches, high temperatures and vomiting.