Irish beef

Salmonella Beef Recall

The Swedish supermarket chain ICA has recalled 2500 kilograms of Irish ground beef from 49 stores, after traces of salmonella were found.

The company says the risk of people falling ill is minimal, as the salmonella bacteria dies when ground beef is heated above 70 degrees Celsius. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.

The discovery comes just weeks after some 90 customers at a Stockholm restaurant fell ill after eating mung beans infected with the salmonella bacteria, one of the largest outbreaks in this country in years.

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