Nutrition

News 199 views last update:6 Aug 2012

3 people held over fake chicken feed

Over five shops dealing in chicken feeds in Kampala, Uganda have been closed after the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) discovered that they were selling fake products.

Grace Nakitende, Jane Nanfuka, and Mike Kasule, all residents of Kisenyi, were arrested for allegedly being in possession of 500 sacks of feeds mixed with sand.
The head of animal feeds in Kisenyi, Badiru Muguluma, noted: "We cannot just sit down and see these people sell sand to our customers. Customers come back here crying that their chickens have died, not knowing that they are fed on sand."


Trained

He explained that the fraudsters sell feeds made of sand (70%), with 30% of the product being cotton seed-cake, seashells, maize-brand, sunflower and salt. The UNBS standards officer, Dan Kugonza, said the traders would be trained on proper chicken feeds.

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