Cull of 30,000 chickens necessary: COA
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Only one of the three farms in Changhua County sealed on
suspicion of being the source of eggs which high dioxine levels is actually responsible, which means its 30,000 chickens will have to be culled and all its eggs destroyed, the Council of Agriculture announced Wednesday.
Eggs from the county’s township of Fangyuan showed a dioxin concentration of 5.2 picograms per gram, more than double the legal maximum level of 2.5 pg/g.
Three farms were sealed off and their products removed from shelves, but the results of an investigation by the Food and Drug Administration showed the source was only one of the farms, Hongzhang (鴻彰). [FULL STORY]