Banned substances detected in animal feed

Inspectors from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the Department of Livestock Production and police officers detected a toxic substance to be used in animal feed.

The news was released at a press conference held by MARD on October 6 in Hanoi. Pham Tien Dung, inspection chef said the three forces are continuing investigation of the use of the banned toxic substance called Vat Yellow.

Through test, inspectors have found a toxic substance that leaves residues in animal and be able to cause cancer. Yet he confirmed it is hard to discover the substance.

Nguyen Xuan Duong, deputy head of the Department of Livestock Production said that the substance is imported from foreign countries. It is used in the construction sector and not allowed using in husbandry.

Upon the re-use of banned substances Salbutamol and Clenbuterol in husbandry, Nguyen Xuan Duong said that there has been a stick to detect the two substances in 5 minutes.

In October 2015, the Department will submit the new test method to the Ministry; conduct regular inspections and deal strictly with the use of banned substances in animal feed.

By Van Phuc – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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