Seaford Town Council has issued a warning to dog owners after Palm Oil was discovered washed up on Seaford Beach. While the natural, edible vegetable oil is non-hazardous to humans, there are concerns that dogs can become ill after ingesting it.
The Town Council is advising dog owners to always try to prevent their pets from eating anything they find on the beach, especially during and after bad weather. If you suspect that your dog has eaten any such material, it is advisable to seek the advice of a vet.
Both Seaford Town Council and Lewes District Council will be monitoring the beach and conducting clean-up efforts where necessary. However, there is always a risk that more palm oil will be washed ashore.
While beachgoers can safely handle palm oil, the councils advise collecting it and leaving small amounts in any of the litter bins. If any large accumulations are encountered, beach users are encouraged to take note of the location and report it to Lewes District Council on 01273 471600.
The councils will continue to monitor the situation and take necessary measures to ensure the safety of both humans and animals. Beachgoers are advised to exercise caution and report any suspicious material found on the beach.