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Salmonella detected in imported turkey meat in Denmark

Concerns were raised Monday in Denmark after a newspaper reported over the weekend that fresh turkey meat imported from German company Franziska Stolle contained salmonella bacteria, reports Poltiken.

Two months ago, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration agency detected salmonella of a type known as DT104 in turkey meat also bought in Netto from the same German firm. Some seven tonnes of meat were recalled.

Several Danish opposition parties have urged Family and Consumer Affairs Minister Lars Barfoed to move to allow Denmark to ban imports of meat with traces of salmonella, a measure taken by Nordic neighbours Sweden and Finland when they joined the European Union.