EU to probe illegal slaughter of sick cattle in Poland: report

European Commission experts will fly to Poland on Monday to investigate claims of illegal procedures in slaughtering cattle, according to a report.

The EU’s executive has said that meat from sick cows and animals that were already dead prior to slaughter has found its way from Poland to 11 other European countries, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.

The agency named the countries as Estonia, Finland, Spain, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia and Hungary as well as France — from which it said such meat was sent to Germany.

The probe by the European Commission comes in the wake of an expose by Polish private broadcaster TVN.

TVN reported that a plant in east-central Poland was processing meat from sick cows and animals which were dead prior to slaughter.

The Polish authorities have said the slaughterhouse has been closed down, according to IAR.

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