Only commercially sold meats need certification: Reddy
April 9, 2019 12:44 pm
Agriculture minister, Dr Mahendra Reddy [Source: Fijian Parliament]
Agriculture minister, Dr Mahendra Reddy says only commercially sold meat needs certification.
Dr Reddy has clarified that animals slaughtered for domestic use is exempt from this regulation.
“This certification does not apply for domestic use. This is where people want to consume a chicken, duck or goat, it’s totally misreporting. They do not need a certification, however, any meat that is sold commercially from the outlets, that needs to be certified and that’s the ways it should be.”
Dr Reddy says this is crucial to ensure the quality of meat that is being sold in our supermarkets and businesses.
In addition, the Minister says they are working with meat sellers around the country.
Recently, the Consumer Council investigated 22 major supermarkets for selling rotten meat, fruits and vegetables.