Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Virginija Baltraitienė says that she has no grounds to fire Jonas Milius, director of the State Food and Veterinary Service, but she has advised him to step down.

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Virginija Baltraitienė
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"I spoke to the director today and told him that I saw no possibility for him to stay in the job," the minister told BNS on Monday.

Law enforcement officials suspect that the State Food and Veterinary Service covered up information about bacterial contamination in products of Judex, a Kaunas-based frozen food company.

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