Lithuania faces Salmonella challenges in poultry imports

Lithuanian officials have seized more than 40 tonnes of imported poultry meat in the last three months over fears of potential Salmonella contamination.

11 September 2020, at 11:01am

According to reporting in Food Safety News, Lithuania’s State Food and Veterinary Service (VMVT) held 10 batches of poultry meat imported from Romania, Hungary and Poland. More than half of the seized meat (around 25 tonnes) was imported from Poland. Three tonnes came from Romania and 12 tonnes were traced to Hungary.

No Salmonella-contaminated poultry has made its way to Lithuanian markets or consumers this year.

Salmonella contamination has been a recurring issue in multiple European countries in 2020, with Polish authorities issuing three warnings about Salmonella in eggs and poultry.

Read more about this story in Food Safety News.