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Argyll and Bute Council have issued a warning after 20 tonnes of salmon went missing following an accident on the A82 near Bridge of Orchy where a lorry overturned earlier this week.
The council is urging people only to buy salmon from a reputable source.
‘This salmon may have entered the food supply chain and it is potentially unsafe to eat and should not be consumed,’ said a statement.
At the time of the accident, which happened on Sunday, the salmon was head on and gutted and of various sizes. It had not undergone processing.
‘There is a possibility it is has been contaminated and may not have been subject to the required chilled conditions,’ continued the statement.
‘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.
If you have any concerns, please phone Argyll and Bute Council on: 01546 605519