Malaysian consumers hesitate to buy pork
Following the discovery of beta-agonist being used by
pig farmers, consumers in Malaysia have become hesitant in buying pork
According to Goh Chui Lai, chairman of the Malaysian Pork Sellers
Association, business has experienced a 50% drop in the last one or two weeks,
due to fearful consumers. This follows the news that 30 Malaysian pig
farms have been been placed under a two week quarantine
discovery of high levels of the banned growth enhancer, beta agonist, in
â€œOur supplies are sufficient. In fact, we have too much stock now as people
are not buying,â€ Goh said.
Federation of Livestock Farmers Associations of Malaysia pig unit
chairman, Tung Hong Chai, said business had fallen 40% compared with more than a
Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek
said that the Government has decided to take
action so that the use of the banned substance would be wiped out and farmers
would be prevented from harming the RM1.5 billion (€319 million) industry.
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