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Safety alert as salmon goes missing after lorry crash

The lorry overturned on the A82 near Bridge of Orchy. Photo: BBC.
The lorry overturned on the A82 near Bridge of Orchy. Photo: BBC.

Argyll and Bute Council is urging people only to buy salmon from a reputable source after 20 tonnes of the fish went missing following an accident on the A82 near the Bridge of Orchy where a lorry overturned.

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The council said the salmon may have entered the food supply chain but was potentially unsafe to eat and should not be consumed.

At the time of the accident the salmon was head on and gutted and of various sizes, and had not undergone secondary processing.

Possibility of contamination

“There is a possibility it is has been contaminated and may not have been subject to the required chilled conditions,” said the council in a food safety warning.

“This salmon cannot under any circumstances be used for further processing because of potential food safety issues and also because it does not comply with the requirements of food law.

“If you are in possession of this salmon you are advised to dispose of it immediately.

“Members of the public are advised that legitimate salmon, that complies with the requirements of food law, will be sold through reputable retail and wholesale outlets.”

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