ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has prohibited the use of paddy or rice in the manufacture of animal feed.

An extraordinary gazette issued by the CAA dated June 24 states that no  importer,  manufacturer, trader or distributor shall import, sell, expose or offer for sale, store, transport, distribute or buy or purchase any rice or paddy directly for the manufacture of animal feed or otherwise as an ingredient for the manufacture of animal feed.

The directive came into effect as of Friday June 24.

Sri Lanka is going through its worst ever forex crisis, and the government has warned of possible food shortages in the months ahead, triggered by an ill-advised chemical (inorganic) fertilizer ban coupled with a crippling shortage in US dollars. (Colombo/Jun25/2022)