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16 Tonnes of Toxic Poultry Feed Seized

by 5m Editor
31 March 2011, at 9:32am

BANGLADESH - Department of Environment (DoE) ON 28 March seized 265 sacks of poultry feed made from tannery waste and various chemicals, weighing 16 metric tonnes, from a house at Adabar in the city and arrested one person in this connection.

On information, DoE enforcement team with members of Rapid Action Battalion found workers producing the poisonous feed in the house, being used as an illegal factory.

The Daily Star reports that a case was filed as per Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act against the factory's detained manager Mahmud Hossain and the owner.

Mentionable, DoE closed three factories in Hazaribag on same allegations last month. Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research later found dangerous levels of chromium in the feeds, says a press release.

Poultry and eggs become poisonous on consuming these, posing serious health hazards.