Finland – Salmonella detected in minced beef


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The Finnish Food Safety Authority has received information that salmonella has been detected in minced meat delivered to Finland by the Danish operator Skare Meat Packers. This is minced beef from Farmer Farms Favorites 10%, pack size 1000 g. The expiration date of this batch has been 13.09.2020 . The batch number is 2036120 0503. The product has been on sale in Lidl stores.

The Food Agency will notify you in the event that consumers have frozen the product for later use.

Salmonella can cause salmonellosis in humans if the product contaminated with the bacterium is not properly cooked before eating or if the bacterium ends up in edible products through heating surfaces or utensils.

The operator advises consumers either to dispose of the frozen product or to use the minced meat when cooked well.

Further information for customers: Lidl Finland, customer service, tel. 0800-0-5435 or

Further information for the media: Lidl Finland, communications, or tel. +358 9 2345 6400

Mika Varjonen, Senior Inspector at the Finnish Food Safety Authority, tel. +358 50 386 8416

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