Infestation in the meat industry: The rats populated the entire building

There are disgusting conditions, describing the administrative court of Osnabrück, in a press release this week. During a site inspection in the Western part of

Infestation in the meat industry: The rats populated the entire building

There are disgusting conditions, describing the administrative court of Osnabrück, in a press release this week. During a site inspection in the Western part of lower Saxony, specialists of the competent district "Kotpillen, walking trails, fur remnants and signs of nesting had found" in a scale that indicates a very large rat population, - stated in it. "Measures to combat it have so far shown no success, the rats 'populated' the entire building."

Christian Müßgens

economic correspondent in Hamburg.

F. A. Z.

The talk is of a cool house in Dissen near Gütersloh, in which adjacent plants meat company Tönnies stored should have. Because of the inadequate Hygiene at the site, the authorities had said the meat processor who was working there, in June, the production. However, interim relief applications were submitted, which were rejected by the court.

Specifically, there is a cooling house, the nail TRANS-thermos GmbH, the family-run logistics company Nagel Group. In a part of your system the LVD Fleisch GmbH Dissen had processed meat, which may or may not regulations have been violated. "According to current knowledge, the subtenant in its premises, the statutory hygiene standards are not followed sufficiently," said a spokesman of the nail to the "Haller Kreisblatt", which had first reported about the case.

Whether, and if so, to what extent, contaminated food came from a farm in the trade, is apparently not clear. The meat of Tönnies and other food manufacturers would have to be stored in another, larger part of the cooling house in which, according to the district, no evidence of a rat infestation have been found. "But the meat of the Tönnies group and other companies, which has been treated in the meat of the company LVD together used for the production room and in the references to rats, we have ensured", - quotes the "Haller Kreisblatt" a speaker.

A spokesman from toennies told the newspaper that there is no solid collaboration with the brand Group. The cool house has only been "sporadically on a small scale, for example for the storage of Goods" is used. "We have no business relationship with the company LVD meat." After a first Information of the authorities from the 12. In June, the group had locked the Goods in question. It was raw materials, not finished products.

Updated Date: 23 July 2020, 08:19

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