The Environmental Health Directorate and the Veterinary and Phytosanitary Regulatory Department in Malta seized more than 106 kg of fresh poultry products because of a lack of traceability

Approximately 8 kg of whole chicken also was seized. The products were being marketed as originating in Malta, but they actually originated in Italy.


Authorities removed the products from two outlets and said legal action will be taken.

"Once again, food business operators are being reminded of their duties in particular to ensure traceability of the food supply and that truthful information is displayed to consumers," read a statement released by the Maltese government.