The meat was sold illegally to large parts of Sweden, as well as Denmark and the Netherlands. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix

Foreign meat sold as Swedish

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A meat supplier in Helsingborg has been selling tons of meat marked as Swedish - but it really comes from Poland, Ireland and Holland, the news agency TT reports. The meat has been sold to food stores around the country, even though the company lost its licence to do so already in 2011.

The discovery was made by local health and safety inspectors at an unannounced visit to the company Meatsson AB this month. The inspectors found irregularities in the company's records over where the meat has been bought and sold, and noted that the facilities were not properly cleaned.

The company must now claim back all the meat that it has sold between the 8th of July and the 7th of August. It must also send in a list of all the shops and restaurants that have bought meat from them.

There is no indication, however, that the meat is dangerous to eat.

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