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Czech SVS Tests Find Antibiotics in Polish Chicken Cutlets

15 July 2013

POLAND & CZECH REPUBLIC - Tests carried out by the Czech Republic's State Veterinary Administration (SVS) have unveiled traces of antibiotics in chicken cutlets imported from Poland.

According to the SVS, the cutlet shipments, which were produced on 19 October 2012, were imported from Polish-based company, ALMA, which is based in the Lodz region. reports that 103 poultry and other meat products from Poland, Germany, Hungary, Austria, the Netherlands and Brazil were tested for antibiotics over the past week.

SVS spokesman Josef Duben, as quoted by Czech business daily E15, said: "This inspection was launched in response to information that in some farms in a neighbouring country, breeders are using banned veterinary drugs for fattening poultry."

The SVS has made an order for the shipment of the Polish cutlets - totalling about 1200 kg - imported to the Czech Republic to be withdrawn from markets.

ThePoultrySite News Desk

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