No listeria contaminated ham from Slovenia on Macedonian market, says Food and Veterinary Agency


The Food and Veterinary Agency (FVA) said on Tuesday that it has not received notice from the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) that a ham in 500 grams, with expiration date 31.05.2024, lot number 1413100, is being sold on the Macedonian market contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, which according to the media, is being recalled from markets around the region.

As a responsible institution for food safety, the FVA monitors the situation and if the need arises, in the shortest possible time, in the interest of protecting the health of citizens, the necessary measures will be taken in time for possible withdrawal of the product from the market, informs the FVA.

The FVA statement comes after the State Inspectorate of Serbia announced that the Z’ dežele ham sandwich of 500 grams with a use-by date of 31.05.2024 is being withdrawn, due to the determined bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. It is ham from the Slovenian producer Celjske mesnine d.o.o., lot number 1413100, and the wholesaler is METRO Cash & Carri d.o.o.

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