CAIRO: A total of 82 tons of rotten meat have been confiscated before distribution to citizens, as part of the Supply police directorate’s crackdown against the spread of expired food during New Year and Christmas celebrations, Youm7 reported Thursday.
Accordingly, police reports have been filed against owners of unlicensed factories and markets selling the expired meat.
Hosny Zaki of the General Administration for Supply Investigations told Youm7 that an initiative aiming to reduce the prices of basic commodities, including vegetables, fruits and meat, is still ongoing “to provide citizens with goods at suitable prices.”
Zaki added that the crackdown includes organized raids on stores of large companies to prevent monopoly of goods.
Supply department in Red Sea governorate has culled 0.5 ton of meat unsuitable for human consumption at a famous restaurant in Hurghada.
Amid rising prices of meat, and private meat imports reduced due to Egypt pound depreciation, authorities have recently confiscated tons of bad meat.
A total of 33 tons of rotten meat were confiscated by the Giza Directorate of Veterinary Medicine during November.