Second case of animal fodder dioxin
30 January 2006, BRUSSELS — A second positive test for dioxin in fat destined for animal fodder has sharpened renewed concerns over carcinogens in animal feed.
30 January 2006
BRUSSELS — A second positive test for dioxin in fat destined for animal fodder has sharpened renewed concerns over carcinogens in animal feed.
Belgian firm Profat supplied Dutch fodder company Bouman with a drum of dioxin-contaminated vat on 15 November.
The discovery was made by Dutch food and product safety authorities, the Belgian Federal Food Agency has said.
The vat was initially supplied to Profat by the Vilvoorde-based PB Gelatins, which was already known as the original source of the first contaminated shipment.
In the second case, fat out of the same tank was also delivered to two Belgian fodder companies Leroy and Algoet.
Both companies were investigated last week and the food agency confirmed on Sunday they had also been supplied contaminated fat.
The food agency will impose on Monday a blockade on all farms that are supplied fodder by Leroy and Algoet.
The farms will be temporarily banned from distributing any products onto the food market.
It was previously revealed last week that an illegal amount of dioxin was found in pig fat supplied to a Dutch fodder firm by the Deinze-based Profat.
The heightened level of dioxin was found during a routine test on 15 December 2005.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news