Malaysia to probe 'growth enhancer' claims
The Health Ministry in Malaysia will investigate claims that
pig farmers are using unapproved growth enhancer.
Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai says the pig farmers
should learn from their experience and avoid a repeat of the beta-agonist
incident in which the consumers boycotted them for using the banned substance in
pig feed. He said he has not received any report on the claims but stressed that
the ministry will probe the matter.
The claims that some pig farmers in
the country are using "imitation" growth enhancer ractopamine produced in China
came from a veterinarian. Liow said the action of these pig farmers could affect
the whole pig farming industry, including the likelihood of another boycott of
pork by consumer.
"We should learn from our mistake and not to repeat it.
The Health Ministry will definitely investigate the matter," he
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