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The mincemeat in this picture has nothing to do with the reported contamination of Ica meat.

Salmonella found in Ica mincemeat

Major supermarket chain Ica has pulled packets of mincemeat from the shelves after discovering traces of salmonella. The meat is Ica's own-brand mixed mince ("blandfärs", beef and pork, 20 percent fat) and minced beef ("nötfärs", 10 percent fat). Both items weight 2,500 grammes and have an expiry date of 27 january.

The beef comes from Ireland and the pork from Denmark. The salmonella was found in a routine check.

The total meat affected is 2.4 tonnes of beef and 80 kilos of pork. A spokeswoman for Ica says that most of the meat has likely been sold, since it went on the shelves almost a week ago, on the 20th of January.

She says that they found salmonella in their meat twice last year, and says this is not much, considering the large volumes of meat they handle.

Customers who think they have become ill as a result of mincemeat should ring a doctor. Ica will pay compensation for any consequences of being infected with the dangerous bacteria.


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