Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has asked Agriculture Minister Virginija Baltraitienė to look into whether Jonas Milius, the country's chief veterinary officer, can stay in his post.

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Jonas Milius and Agriculture Minister Virginija Baltraitienė
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"Agriculture Minister Baltraitienė, whose ministry controls the State Food and Veterinary Service, has been instructed to immediately submit conclusions regarding the service's performance and a concrete proposal as to whether Milius, the head of the service, is suitable to continue to perform his duties," the PM's office said in a statement.

The prime minister, who is currently on vacation, plans to discuss this issue with the minister next week.

Law-enforcement bodies last week brought formal suspicions of abuse of office and document forgery against Milius in their investigation regarding an alleged concealment of information about bacteria in products of Judex, a Kaunas-based frozen food product company.

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