Public warned to avoid salmon from unknown sources after 20 tonnes goes missing following lorry crash

People are being warned to avoid salmon from 'unknown sources'
People are being warned to avoid salmon from 'unknown sources'
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A food safety warning has been issued after 20 tonnes of salmon went missing following a lorry crash.

The fish disappeared after the lorry overturned on the A82 near the Bridge of Orchy on Monday.

Argyll and Bute Council is now warning people not to eat or buy any salmon from unknown sources amid fears the missing fish may have entered the food supply chain.

Anyone who has any of the salmon is advised to dispose of it.

The council said in a statement: "It is potentially unsafe to eat and should not be consumed.

"At the time of the accident the salmon was head on and gutted and of various sizes. It had not undergone processing.

"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."

Anyone with concerns is asked to call Argyll and Bute Council on 01546 605 519.