Cyprus seizes contaminated animal feed

Shipments confiscated from Argentina, Bulgaria

The Cyprus Agriculture Ministry has seized two shipments of animal feed from Argentina and Bulgaria after they were found to be contaminated with Salmonella and aflatoxins.

The Bulgaria shipment had around 1,700 metric tons of corn animal feed in which aflatoxins were detected, and the Argentina shipment had 7,536 metric tons of soybean animal feed from Argentina in which Salmonella was detected. “Under no circumstances have [the shipments] been used by our farmers and [they] have not entered the food chain,” said Androulla Georgiou, head of the Agriculture Department. “The small quantities, and I want to stress this, that went to the mills and farmers, have been seized and have gone back to the importers’ warehouses which have been sealed.”