News last update:6 Aug 2012

Indonesia rejects animal feed from UK

Indonesian customs have seized 112 containers of bone meal from Britain, which were labelled as vegetables after tests showed it was made of beef, agriculture officials said. The smuggled bone meal will be destroyed.

"The containers got into the country using vegetable certificate, but we recognised it after testing the sample," said Syukur Irwantoro, head of the agricultural quarantine agency at the agriculture ministry. Smuggling of bone meal, used in animal feed, has been out of control due to tight supplies from Australia, the country's main supplier.

Last September, Indonesia seized 181 containers of bone meal from Spain that were labelled as chicken meal.

Source: Reuters

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