Indonesia seizes 167 poultry feed
Java's Tanjung Priok Port Authority seized 167 containers of poultry feed
over concerns of contamination from sick cows.
Cerah Bangun, chief investigator at the Tanjung Priok tax and excise office,
said the containers, which arrived last week from Spain onboard three vessels -
MSC Paris, MSC Valencia and MSC Giovanna, were seized because they contained
The Indonesian government has a ban in place on the import of meat from
Europe because of the spread of mad cow disease in Europe and the United
According to Cerah, samples of the shipment have been sent to the laboratory
for further testing and the "feed will be rejected if it is found to have been
made with the remains of sick cows".
Cerah stressed that the containers will not be unloaded until a full
investigation has been completed.
Indonesia's director of public health and veterinary affairs at the
Agriculture Ministry, Turni Rusli Syamsuddin, said the government would remain
selective about giving entry to foreign meat products, particularly from Europe,
the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
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