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Warning as Dyed Pork Sold as Beef in Sweden

19 October 2012, at 12:51pm

SWEDEN - Sweden's National Food Agency (NFA) has issued a warning to consumers after shipments of pork that have been dyed and labelled as beef have entered the market.

The dyed pork meat was discovered by a restaurant wholesaler after complaints over the meat texture.

The wholesaler sent the samples to the NFA which identified the meat as pork.

The meat is thought to have been sent from Hungary and Argentina but the ammount that could be on the market is unknown.

Consumers have therefore been warned to look out for the meat which is said to have an uneven colour with more red on the outer edges.

Unlike beef, pork meat has less muscle bundles around the edge.

The danger of the dye is currently being assessed by the agency and a warning message has been sent via the EU RASFF - Rapid Alert System for food and feed.