Glanbia is forced into CAN recall
Published 22/02/2011 | 05:00
Glanbia was forced to replace CAN fertiliser worth over €115,000 last week after the farmers who ordered it complained about its granule size and spreadability.
The fertiliser, which had been ordered by a number of large cereal growers in Co Kildare, was found to be prilled CAN, instead of granulated CAN.
The farmers contacted Glanbia to point out that the smaller granule size and salt-like texture of prilled fertiliser would not spread across the 20-28m tram lines they needed it for.
It is understood that some 360t of CAN, which at today's price would cost over €115,000, was collected and replaced by the merchant.
A spokesperson for Glanbia confirmed that the fertiliser in question had been removed and immediately replaced by CAN with larger granules.
She insisted that the quality of the fertiliser or nitrogen content was not in question, only the granule size.
"We have a small number of customers who require a very specific product with big granules," she said.