More than 10 tonnes of low quality meat disposed following checks
April 18, 2019 6:45 am
More than ten-tonnes of low quality meat being sold in supermarkets around the country have been disposed by the authorities in the past two weeks alone.
The Consumer Council has been working together with municipal councils to inspect supermarkets and identify culprits putting business interests before the health of consumers.
The rotten fruits and vegetables were also included in the disposed list. ¤
Consumer Council Chief Executive, Seema Shandil says they’re on the hunt to ensure unethical business practices are brought to light and those responsible face the full brunt of the law.
“The council have constantly moved around and the constant market surveillance in collaboration with the municipal councils have resulted in condemnation of ten point one tonne meat.”
She says most supermarkets are caught engaged in these unscrupulous dealings during random checks.
“And now our list have expanded. We are also covering service stations, we will also be very soon going to the butchers. We are also in discussion with the Nausori and Nasinu town council because we have done our surveillance but we really need their support in condemnation of the rotten fruits and vegetables and those meat that is discolored or we can say is not fit for sale.”
Meanwhile, the Consumer Council confirms seventeen complaints have been received against low quality meat, while thirteen complaints were against rotten fruits and vegetables.
Shandil says the supermarkets found selling low quality food products and meat have been issued warning letters.