Tainted meat, imported from Poland, that ended up in kebabs was once again the topic of discussion in parliament. (Photo illustration: HRT) Tainted meat, imported from Poland, that ended up in kebabs was once again the topic of discussion in parliament. (Photo illustration: HRT)

Defending changes to the law on veterinary medical products, Željko Kraljičak responded to questions in parliament today by MPs who are concerned about the safety of food on shelves, considering the growth in low quality meat imports that are destroying domestic production with low prices.

Social Democratic Party MP Alen Prelec brought the Kebab case up, or better said the case of imported tainted meat from Poland.

“I have to express concern in the name of citizens. In what manner will we protect citizens from this kind of meat and we know that meat was imported without control into Croatia for Kebabs, and Croatian producers used 500 kilograms of it. Who is at fault for this taking place,” asked Prelec.

“All of our inspections, veterinary and sanitary, have already checked through our system to see who imported the product on the Croatian market. We went to all facilities and plants and all meat from that producer that was not suitable was pulled from the market. This speaks of how well an organized system we have, that is capable of resolving all of these things on the market quickly,” said the State secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture Željko Kraljičak.

Source: HRT