In the course of a planned inspection at a feed warehouse belonging to Vetfarmas, the Kaišiadorys State Food and Veterinary Service (Kaisiadorys SFVS) claimed there were production record keeping errors at the facility.
It ordered the Lithuanian company to destroy a batch of hydrogenated soybean oil for which it claimed the expiry date has expired.
In addition, due to alleged labelling violations, the SFVS temporarily halted the sale of almost 21 tons of soybean meal from the facility. It said the company would only be able to place that feed on the market when it applies labeling in the state language.
The food safety officials also temporarily halted the release of 23 tons of sugar beet molasses for sale as they claimed their inspection registered gaps in the documentation required to identify the product.
Vetfarmas was founded in 1993 and is a wholesaler of veterinary pharmaceuticals, biocides, vitamins, raw material, feed additives and complete feed for livestock and companion animals. It has 56 employees and reports a yearly turnover of €15m.