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Denmark: Poultry Company in Water Content Investigation.

June 1 2010 -- Danish food authorities have reported poultry firm Rose Poultry to the police due to too high water content in its products.

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration confirmed to Feedinfo News Service that investigations had been under way.

The company told Feedinfo News Service that it has since reduced the amount of marinade it adds to its products. The company said: "The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has reported Rose Poultry to the police due to the too high water content in neutral marinated chicken. In this regard, we can disclose the following."

"As a result of the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration's chemical tests we have reduced our measurement figure for the addition of marinade until a clarification can be found of the measurement method's validity."

"In connection with the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration's latest campaign, Rose Poultry has been informed that samples have been analysed that are outside of the +/- 5% control limit that exists for declared meat content in marinated chicken fillets."

"Through recent years we have worked intensely on improving the measurement control and documentation of the daily production follow-up in order to ensure a credible production control with focus on the content of marinade in chicken fillets. In the last year, we have been continuously and regularly audited by the local veterinarians employed by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, who have specified that the process is under control and has not given rise to remarks. We have reviewed our operating results on a weekly basis with the local veterinarians, which have not given rise to remarks either. Thus, we are in continuous dialogue with the authorities."

"It is difficult to achieve precise measurements; therefore work is being done on a larger analysis project worth DKK 1.4 million, which will clarify the conditions regarding the chemical analyses compared to the production processes. An ongoing and close cooperation with the authorities will continue."
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