CYPRUS: Users of contaminated feed to be prosecuted
Posted: October 25th, 2011 - 1:55pm
Source: Cyprus Mail
Agriculture Minister Sophoclis Aletraris yesterday warned that farmers found to have fed their animals contaminated produce will face criminal prosecution.
“Unfortunately, some farmers have been using contaminated feed for their animals and their products will have to be confiscated,” he said.
Around 15,000 tonnes of soybean animal feed originating from Argentina was confiscated by the ministry last Wednesday after salmonella was detected.
The test results will be ready early next week, after which the final decisions will be taken, said the minister.
“Be sure that those who used contaminated feed, and the tests prove the existence of salmonella bacteria, will be prosecuted,” said Aletraris.