Dyed pork sold as beef
Tons of pork tenderloin were dyed and sold in disguise as beef to Swedish wholesalers, reports the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. It is unclear if the meat has reached stores or restaurants.
The National Food Administration has issued a warning throughout the EU after one restaurant wholesaler suspected there was something wrong with the filet mignon and sent samples to the agency.
The dye used to color the meat can be dangerous, and the agency is also concerned that people, believing the pork to be filet mignon, would be at risk of eating raw pork, which is dangerous.
Heat AB, the company that sold the dyed meat, has now been reported to the police. But a representative at Heat AB says they bought the meat from a company in Hungary and had no idea the meat was pork.
Heat AB has bought between 30 to 40 tons of meat from the Hungarian supplier this year.
The municipality of Svalövs, in southern Sweden, says they also plan to report Heat AB to the police because the company has not registered with the National Food Administration.