January 31, 2019 / 10:46 AM / 6 months ago

CORRECTED-Poland says it has exported 2,700 kg of suspect meat to EU

(Corrects tonnes to kilogrammes)

WARSAW, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Poland has exported 2,700 kilogrammes of suspect beef to European Union countries, the Polish chief veterinarian said on Thursday after television footage showed a company killing sick cows and selling the meat for human consumption.

Pawel Niemczuk told a news conference that the suspected meat had been exported to Romania, Sweden, Hungary, Estonia, Finland, France, Spain, Lithuania, Portugal and Slovakia.

Poland produces around 560,000 tonnes of beef a year, with around 80-85 percent of it being exported. (Reporting by Alicja Ptak; Writing by Marcin Goclowski Editing by Gareth Jones)

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