pig, cow, and bovine grin cheerful, at least on the Logo of Germany's largest Slaughterhouse. However, according to Smile is likely to be in the mood for Tönnies currently anyone, because the family business in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany, with more than 1500 documented cases of a Corona-Hotspot. Thousands of people are under quarantine. A Lockdown for the district is becoming increasingly likely.
The case of Tönnies but it will also be fundamental doubts as to the Act of the slaughterhouse. Especially the poor working conditions of the mainly by choosing contracts of sub-contractors employed Eastern European workers in slaughterhouses in the criticism. Meanwhile, the production is stopped for the time being. Green party leader Anna Lena Baerbock calls for fundamental Changes in the production of meat: "For the cheap meat workers, farmers and animals of an entire Region pay an extremely high price." And many consumers are wondering whether or not you have on the plates Tönnies-Fleisch lands and whether or not it is safe.
How do I know Tönnies products?
The consumer advice centre of North Rhine-Westphalia on their Homepage is clear. Currently, there is no proven case in which a person would be infected by eating food contaminated with the Coronavirus. According to the current state of knowledge, it is "unlikely that food could be a source of infection with the Virus," it says. Also a nutritionist, Sabine Klein, who is at the consumer advice centre NRW for the topic of meat is responsible, declared to the "West German General newspaper": "According to the current state of knowledge, the eating of the flesh of Tönnies is Operated in Rheda-Wiedenbrück safe."
But there are also voices, the estimate of the risk with raw meat are higher. Thus, the epidemiology Professor Timo Ulrichs said the TV channel "RTL": "The danger of a contamination of the surface, including the surfaces of the produced meat is, of course, because you know that the Virus can stay on surfaces longer."
But how customers may realize that meat comes from the slaughterhouse Tönnies? The food expert Bernhard Burdickvon the consumer advice centre of North Rhine-Westphalia, told the German press Agency, products of animal origin must be awarded within the EU, with an identification sign. It shows where the meat was last processed. There are, according to the consumer advice centre NRW three features that lead to the Tönnies group: NW 20202 EC, NW 20028 EC, NW 20045 EG, how Small the "VAZ" told.Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 05:20