Illegal NZ poultry farm shut down
An illegal poultry farm has been shut down in South Auckland. Representatives
from the New Zealand Food Safety Authority, police, Environment Waikato,
Franklin District Council and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry together
worked to ensure the closure.
Spokesman Justin Rowlands says it is essential that
poultry and eggs are processed, stored and transported using good hygienic
practices to minimise the presence of illness-causing bacteria.
the two day operation more than 137,000 eggs at an estimated value of $21,000
were seized and destroyed. More than a thousand chickens, mainly broiler, were
put down. The operator is likely to face numerous charges under the Animal
Products Act 1999.Subscribe here to the free poultry
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