Dumped poultry stolen from a landfill in Barbados prompted a warning Wednesday from health authorities for citizens to be on the look out for contaminated turkey wings.
Barbados Today has reported that several cases from a contaminated shipment that were recently dumped at the Mangrove Landfill in St Thomas were apparently stolen from the landfill.
According to the publication, Acting Chief Medical Officer Doctor Anton Best confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the 650 cases of condemned wings — deemed to be unfit for human consumption — were disposed of two weeks ago.
However Best said it has since been discovered that some of the contaminated cases were illegally removed from the dumpsite, raising fears that they may have been offered on the market for sale.
“There is a risk of them even being more unfit for human consumption by the fact that they have started to thaw out, and that they could have been exposed to contaminants in the soil at the landfill,” the concerned health official said.
The matter is currently under investigation.