Morocco’s Interprofessional Federation of the Poultry Sector (FISA) has denied claims that arsenic residues have been found in poultry feed.

Earlier this month, Moroccan newspaper Assabah claimed that the National Office for the Sanitary Security of Food Products (ONSSA) had carried out health checks on poultry feed, some of which was imported, and found traces of arsenic.

According to FISA estimates, Morocco’s annual production capacity for animal feed amounts to 6.5 million tons. Domestic demand is seen to be 4.2 million tons per year.