Ireland's dioxin-tainted pork exported to 25 countries
Pork products tainted with unsafe levels of dioxins were exported to as many as 25 different countries from Ireland, the Food and Safety Agency of Ireland (FSAI) reported Monday.
According to the FSAI report, the tainted meat has already been detected in the Netherlands, France and Belgium.
On Saturday, the Irish government recalled all pork products dating back to September 1 because of the possible contamination.
Irish police have begun investigations into the source of the contamination.
According to estimates by the Irish authorities, around 100,000 hogs will have to be culled due to the scandal, and food valued at around 125 million euro (159 million dollars) will have to be destroyed in Ireland and abroad, reported dpa.