November 27, 2012


Russia discovers bacteria in poultry from Ukraine


Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance has found bacteria in poultry products from Ukraine.


The agency has reported that Listeria was found in the batch of poultry, which was produced by Dniprovsky poultry farm.


Coliform bacteria was also found in poultry produced by Danish-based DanePork, while mesophilic aerobic and facultative anaerobic bacteria and coliform bacteria were found in pork from Viandes Décarie, a Canada-based firm.


Consumption of food contaminated with bacteria can lead to life-threatening food borne illnesses. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastro intestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhoea.

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