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    AVA recalls Irish pork products

    LOCAL importer and retailers should recall all pork products from Ireland immediately, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said in a statement on Sunday.

    The AVA's recall comes shortly after the Irish government on Saturday recalled all domestically-produced pork products because of contamination with cancer-causing dioxin.

    Laboratory results of animal feed and pork fat samples obtained on Saturday confirmed the presence of dioxins, it said, with toxins at 80-200 times the safe limits.

    Dioxins are environmental contaminants that may be formed during combustion processes and may be present in industrial wastes. It is illegal for dioxins to be in food products.

    'Following this announcement, and as a precautionary measure, AVA requires importers and retailers to recall all pork products from Ireland from the market immediately,' the AVA said.

    Total import of pork and pork products from Ireland in the last three months was 516 tonnes, the statement said.

    The AVA advises consumers who have bought pork products from Ireland to discard it and not consume the product. -- Additional information from REUTERS

    http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_311624.html

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    Alamak, this afternoon I ate this


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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeJerry View Post
    Alamak, this afternoon I ate this
    at the rate we consume all the foods with toxins discovered after a period of time, i think i can predict how humans will extinct.

    wanna bet?!

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    yummy dish of char siew and roast pork but

    wonder why AVA alway lag behind when come to examining these contaminated food. it's a whopping 516tonnes in the last 3 months. can't they do a checklist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    at the rate we consume all the foods with toxins discovered after a period of time, i think i can predict how humans will extinct.

    wanna bet?!
    Werewolves will rule the earth after their adversaries the humans are gone.

    Increasingly I begine to hear more and more distant wolf howls in my sleep.

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    oh no, ava induced price hikes for pork... but in today's context, what is safe to eat? organic stuff has worms, pests and larva. non organic has chemicals. sugar free stuff has deadly chemicals to substitute sugar, packed products has preservatives. home cooked food is full of chemicals and hormones altering technologies.

    maybe we should just carring on eating and drinking and be merry. is there a savior to the problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    yummy dish of char siew and roast pork but

    wonder why AVA alway lag behind when come to examining these contaminated food. it's a whopping 516tonnes in the last 3 months. can't they do a checklist?
    well, S'pore import lots of food product so impossible to check the vast array of them, not feaseable?

    easier to just sit in office wait for e-mail notification or phone call?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    well, S'pore import lots of food product so impossible to check the vast array of them, not feaseable?

    easier to just sit in office wait for e-mail notification or phone call?
    Not every "news" gets to the news.

    Lucky these effects are not immediate... not like a couple of highlighted China to Japan food poisoning cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    easier to just sit in office wait for e-mail notification or phone call?
    in this case, we r like sitting ducks.

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    See, when China had problem in tainted food supply, the world criticises.
    They are quiet about Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    See, when China had problem in tainted food supply, the world criticises.
    They are quiet about Ireland.
    I tink it's because China taints affected babies + infant death + kidney stone suffering.

    As for Dioxins... care to check the dioxin level in BBQ/Grilled foods?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    Not every "news" gets to the news.

    Lucky these effects are not immediate... not like a couple of highlighted China to Japan food poisoning cases.
    den dun need to pull the pork off shelves, dun waste food lah. sell at discount loh. remember official statement that time malamine need to consume 1's lifetime for effects to take place, but products were pulled off shelves immediately? so contradictory leh. no immediate effects mah...

    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    in this case, we r like sitting ducks.
    no, future lab rats when our bio-med hub swings to full gear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    As for Dioxins... care to check the dioxin level in BBQ/Grilled foods?
    AFP report:

    "... Dioxins are toxic chemicals that can have serious health effects, including causing cancers, if there is long-term exposure to them at high levels.

    Food Safety Authority of Ireland deputy chief executive Alan Reilly said dioxin levels found in meat samples were between 80 and 200 times above the legal limit but stressed the risk to the public was "very, very low".

    "You would have to be eating products containing these chemicals for 40 years before you would show any signs of illness," he said. "


    In that case, can the Irish please eat all of the tainted pork since it is so safe to eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    well, S'pore import lots of food product so impossible to check the vast array of them, not feaseable?
    We should have our own pig farms.

    If we have a vegetable plot, a pig farm and a rice field for every housing estate, we should be self-sufficient in food.

    We also won't be afraid of starvation in case of war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    We should have our own pig farms.

    If we have a vegetable plot, a pig farm and a rice field for every housing estate, we should be self-sufficient in food.

    We also won't be afraid of starvation in case of war.
    i tot somebody should come out with commercially available food test kits when we buy food or eat out!

    green light: go ahead & eat
    yellow light: better dun eat
    red light: die-die cannot eat!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    i tot somebody should come out with commercially available food test kits when we buy food or eat out!

    green light: go ahead & eat
    yellow light: better dun eat
    red light: die-die cannot eat!

    Red Light can also mean chickens from Geylang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    den dun need to pull the pork off shelves, dun waste food lah. sell at discount loh. remember official statement that time malamine need to consume 1's lifetime for effects to take place, but products were pulled off shelves immediately? so contradictory leh. no immediate effects mah...



    no, future lab rats when our bio-med hub swings to full gear!
    I hate to say it but 1 life time thingy is true loh... no say 1 lifetime = how long mah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    We should have our own pig farms.

    If we have a vegetable plot, a pig farm and a rice field for every housing estate, we should be self-sufficient in food.

    We also won't be afraid of starvation in case of war.
    no such luxury for us in our land scarce country. can we explore underground farming? maybe bring back Kelong farming

    probably for healthy ppl, it may take years for the posion to take effect, but for the not-so-healthy one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Red Light can also mean chickens from Geylang.
    i'll like to witness a mass culling for that when bird flu makes a comeback!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    no such luxury for us in our land scarce country. can we explore underground farming? maybe bring back Kelong farming

    probably for healthy ppl, it may take years for the posion to take effect, but for the not-so-healthy one?
    the oni underground farming would be mushrooms?

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