Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb during a news conference in Beirut, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon's Agriculture Ministry recently seized a large quantity of spoiled chicken north of Beirut before it could be distributed to the market, Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb told The Daily Star Wednesday.Chehayeb confirmed that it took some time to find, monitor and arrest the culprit in the chicken scandal, who was working with a partner. Media reports said the confiscated chicken amounted to 40 tons.Earlier this month, Health Ministry inspectors ordered the closure of a poultry farm in south Lebanon after they discovered that many of the chickens were dead or had been burnt.
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