Melamine in French poultry feed
Recently, almost 1,200 t of poultry feed was destroyed in France after traces
of melamine detected in a batch of Chinese soymeal.
Levels of melamine up to 30 times higher than authorised were discovered
after approx. 1,000 t of contaminated feed was consumed by farm birds in western
France, said a spokesman from farm cooperative Terrena.
It has been
reported that Terrena lodged a complaint with the producer and halted all
imports of Chinese soymeal.
The findings did not prompt the withdrawal of
any poultry products from supermarkets after French food safety agency Afssa
deemed that no risk to human health existed.
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