After information from Poland came to the public, where sick cows would be slaughtered, and then sold meat as healthy, they also responded to a stakeholder association of the Slovenian meat industry. They ensure that Slovenian meat is safe and will do everything to make meat not appear in Slovenian stores.
In an association of Slovenian meat industry in the light of Polish stories from where they report on slaughter of diseased cows and meat sales as healthy, they ensure that Slovenian meat is quality and safe, while strict control prevents abuses. In the interest association they promise to do all that meat does not appear in the Slovenian stores.
Events point to abuse of rules on a single European market
Economic Interest Grouping (GIZ) Slovenian meat industry is sorry for the events with beef in Poland suggesting abuse of rules in a single European market. "We emphasize that there can be no such harmful effects in Slovenia due to the constant presence of official veterinarians in all major slaughterhouses, they wrote in a statement.
In the meat industry, they responded to the story of Polish research journalists who with hidden cameras recorded the situation in one of the Polish slaughterhouses, showing the slaughter of severely ill cows and selling their meat as healthy.
In our opinion, no animal can be slaughtered without a veterinary control, which, besides the examination of the carcass, consistently includes an overview of living animals before slaughter.
"The largest part of Slovenian beef is also included in the selected quality scheme, which provides additional control over the implementation of special conditions for breeding and transport of animals, which further reduces the risk of potential abuse." they wrote.
Domestic food provides greater transparency
They also pointed to the importance of local food, which ensures greater transparency and accountability of domestic producers and suppliers.
According to the meat industry, an important factor in such cases is excessive pressure on food prices, especially meat. "Therefore, in preventing such occurrences, a very important relationship between trade organizations and other large consumers, which, with an increased awareness of safety and quality, can greatly limit the prospects of the controversial meat appearing in our food chain" they emphasized.
In Slovenia's GIZ meat industry, Slovenia will ensure that their members' participation will do everything to ensure that discarded meat does not appear in Slovenian stores and at the same time encourage other importers to act responsibly and, in the interests of consumers, consistently check their sources of supply.