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Polish authorities issue food recalls following industrial salt scandal

March 12, 2012
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WARSAW, Poland — Polish health officials are recalling thousands of pounds of food that may contain industrial salt, the Warsaw Business Journal reported.

Five men were recently arrested in Poland for selling industrial salt, which is normally used to de-ice roads, to food-processing plants.

As a result, authorities in neighboring Czech Republic have announced a temporary ban on imports of Polish salt and Polish health authorities ordered over 500,000 pounds of food to be withdrawn from the market last Friday as a precaution, the article stated.

"Polish food products are healthy and safe. We will not allow our efforts [to promote Polish food] to go to waste due to the activities of a few crooks and criminals," Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki said.

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