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>> Secret filming at a Polish abattoir has revealed sick cows being butchered for human consumption. And workers discussing how to disguise the poor quality of the meat they were preparing. Grimmer still, the companies at the heart of the scandal sold nearly ten tons of suspect meat to food processing plants.
Exporting about a third of it around the European Union. Poland now says it will install cameras in slaughterhouses and employ more health inspectors. And police launched a criminal investigation after the news program aired. An undercover reporter from Poland’s TVN channel got a job in a slaughterhouse east of the capital, Warsaw.
Here, a co-worker tells him to cut out the bad bits, like this, the firm even put out adverts looking for sick cows to buy cheap.>>
> Meat producers played down the scale of the problem, saying it's just one slaughterhouse. But they agreed more controls were a good thing.
Such damage limitation may not be enough. France said Friday it had found suspect meat imports from the slaughterhouse, calling the scandal a terrible fraud. And the European Union said it would send inspectors. Poland exports 85% of its beef, and says at least ten other countries received the contaminated meat.