Gammelt kjøtt til Island

Kjøtt som holder på å bli utdatert, fryses ned og sendes til Island.  Det er Iceland Review som forteller historien om Island som siste stasjon for gammelt kjøtt:

Cases have come to light where meat intended for fresh sale in Europe is being frozen right before its expiry date and exported to Iceland.

One example from this year, which was reported this week, was when the East Iceland public health agency stopped 100 kg of Australian beef from being cooked.

The meat was to be cooked on the official First Day of Summer (24 April 2014) for the staff at the Reyðarfjörður aluminum smelter, but when the steaks were being unpaked it was noticed that the inner packaging bore a different stamp to the outer packaging. The meat had been packed in Australia in October 2012 and exported to the Netherlands. The expiry date was 140 days later: the 13th March 2013. It is not known how the meat was stored during that time, but there are commercially used methods that can keep meat fresh for that long at -1°C or -2°C without it freezing.