The Irish FSA has advised that it has been informed of a reported theft of a consignment of beef meat from a Dublin based meat wholesaler which may pose a health risk to consumers. The FSAI is alerting both consumers and food businesses of the risks involved and reminding food businesses of their legal obligation only to purchase meat from approved sources having checked all appropriate documentation. The FSAI has also warned consumers not to buy any meat sold from unregistered outlets.
The alert arises following the theft of between 41-43 boxes of beef containing prime cuts, rolled rib of beef and knuckle. The FSAI advises that any break in the cold chain between the time the meet was stolen and when it may be sold could result in serious health risk to consumers, particularly given the recent hot weather.