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Irish pork cancer scare

8th December 2008

Supermarkets have taken Irish pork products from their shelves amidst worries that they could contain cancer-causing chemicals. 

The pork has been contaminated with dioxin, which can cause health difficulties and cancer.  Chief Veterinary Officer Paddy Rogan spoke to reporters and warned that other countries might be affected: "We believe it's in the order of 20-25 countries. It's certainly less than thirty."

 

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