November 5, 2008

 

China's livestock feed safe but problems remain
 
 

Most of China's livestock feed producers have complied with the melamine ban, but banned additives are still getting through, said Agriculture Minister Sun Zhengcai on Monday (Nov 3, 2008).

 

Tests were carried out on more than 22,700 feed batches found that 97.6 percent of feed were contamination-free, Sun said.

 

However, Sun also said there are still some livestock feed companies that illegally add banned medications and harmful chemicals to their products.

 

"Some livestock feed enterprises do not strictly control what enters the factory, feed formulas are improper, and adulteration with fake ingredients still exists," Sun said.