Agriculture and Culture Minister, Abbas Mortada, commented Sunday on the recent article published by a newsdaily on farmers injecting chicken with cholestine, saying: We are very keen on consumer and food safetyand we assure all citizens that there is nothing certain about this subject.”
We called for an emergency meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at the Ministry’s office, in the presence of all concerned sides, after which committees of specialists and veterinarians will set out to take samples from most farms, and carry out the necessary laboratory tests,” Mortada asserted.
The Minister reassured the Lebanese on this matter so that things are not blown out of proportion, urging the media to exercise caution when publishing news and calling on anyone with information to inform the Agriculture Ministry for proper verification.
Mortada’s words came during his meeting today with Baalbek and Deir Al-Ahmar’s Maronite Archbishop Hanna Rahmeh, who visited him at his residence in the town of Temnine Tahta on the head of a delegation from the region.
Source: National News Agency