Tesco, a popular supermarket chain, has recently been warned about dangerous chicken meat by the State Agricultural and Food Inspection (SZPI). The chicken breasts from Ukraine packaged in Slovakia contained the salmonella infantis bacteria, which can cause salmonellosis. The meat was intercepted by inspectors in a store in Most but is no longer on sale.
Although the product was marked with a ‘Consume by’ date of 26th July 2023, the SZPI strongly recommends that all consumers who may have the product at home in a frozen state should not consume it, as any freezing has virtually no effect on bacterial contamination.
This is not the first time the SZPI has warned about dangerous chicken meat from Ukraine. In July, two batches of chicken without giblets from Ukraine were found at JIP stores in České Budějovice and Harrachov, which also contained salmonella.
It is essential to realize that SZPI is working to protect the health and safety of consumers and that similar incidents can be avoided if manufacturers and retailers control the quality of their products. Consumers should be aware of the potential risks of consuming contaminated food products. In the case of this dangerous chicken meat, the salmonella infantis bacteria can cause salmonellosis, leading to symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever.
It is essential to check the labels on food products before purchasing them and to ensure that they are stored correctly and consumed before their expiry date. Consumers who may have the product at home in a frozen state should not consume it, as any freezing has virtually no effect on bacterial contamination.