As You all can see, I have been absent for a while... ...a break is good some times, just to be back in proper business, with clear eyes...
Doing the usual lurking around, I figured out I wanted to see how the relations between Sweden and Russia is going. Lo & Behold. These are the
Russia Inspects Swedish Meat Plants
Now, why would 'Great Russia' do that?
By this article in Meatnews
, Russia fears that the amount of 250.000
tonnes of illegal
food is entering the country of Russia each year.
At first, I didn't take a notice, but when I re-read the text... ...250.000 tonnes of ILLEGAL meat. That is a grand amount, isn't it?
Why am I a skeptic? Hmm, lets see. I still have to dig up details, because I can be very wrong about a lot here. But at the 2. eye-sight... ...I eat a
lot of kebabs/shawarmas. To be generous, lets say that a kebab contains 200 grams of meat (I know they don't, but for the sake of the
) -250.000 TONNES divided with 200 GRAMS.. ..is... hold on... 1 BILLION, 250 MILLION (200gr) kebabs, in illegal meat, only! That is, if
I am doing my maths correctly. -a #load of kebabs for everyone, every day, for a long time, isn't it?
I, being a norwegian, doesn't hesitate to believe that the swedes actually do something like this, but, hello? 250.000 tonnes of illegal meat? What
do they export legally, then?
If anyone can help me find out how many pigs and cows, and sheeps the swedes has got, this mathematichal enigma would be easier to understand.
Being a scandinavian, living in denmark, I thought Denmark was the 'meat-country'. Not Sweden!?
My link to this question is:
Russia inspects Swedish meat plants
RUSSIA: Sweden moves to export meat to Russia amid reports of large scale illegal imports entering the country.
Russian food-safety inspectors are to travel to Sweden to inspect potential export meat plants next month. The move follows talks between Sergei
Dankvert, the head of the food safety authority, Rosselkhoznadzor, and the Swedish ambassador Johan Molander.
The news of the inspection team’s trip to Sweden, comes amid reports from Russia that more than 250,000 tonnes of illegal meat is entering the
country each year.
The agriculture ministry believes that much of the meat comes from China, and some of the Eastern European countries are being used to re-export the
Other illegal shipments are also reported to be coming in from Africa and South America from plants that have not been passed by the strict Russian
Web posted: May 25, 2007
Category: Food Safety,Trade
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