Dispute over costs after four refrigerated containers of rotten chicken disposed

A dispute has emerged between authorities in Tonga after four containers of rotten chicken were disposed.

The product ended up in the bad condition after the containers were not connected to the power at the wharf for days.

The dispute last week was over who should pay the costs surrounding the products and how they were kept at the wharf.

Local reports said an Asian company – Billion Star imported about 4,000 cartons of chicken from the United States in April this year.

Radio and Television Tonga said the dispute was between the Ports Authority and the shipping agency.

The Ports Authority was reported as denying any responsibility for the incident.

The four containers were disposed last week at the Tapuhia Solid Waste Management Facility.

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