Kazakhstan Destroys 52 Tons of Substandard Poultry

by 5m Editor
21 August 2013, at 7:54am

KAZAKHSTAN - About 52 tons of substandard poultry were destroyed following veterinary inspection in Kazakhstan, deputy chairman of the veterinary control and supervision committee under Kazakh Agriculture Minister Serik Sapargaliyev said at a briefing on Tuesday (20 August), Kazakh Prime-minister's web site reported.

"The inspections found that the imported poultry often did not meet the requirements of the technical regulations, had inconsistent labels with no or incorrect information in Kazakh language and its manufacture and expiration date are not indicated," Mr Sapargaliyev said.

Trend reports that meanwhile, according to him, there is a shortage of inspectors, lack of accredited laboratories in Kazakhstan. This causes ineffective implementation of technical regulation functions by the Technical Regulation Committee.

According to the current regulations of the Customs Union, Kazakhstan imports poultry from 30 companies of third countries, included in the appropriate register following the inspection by the veterinary services of the CU.