Meat inspections launched ahead of Egyptian Christmas

CAIRO: A state of alert has been announced to tighten control over butcheries across the country to curb the sale of spoiled meat ahead of Coptic Christmas Jan.7, Youm7 reported Monday.

“All veterinary directorates were instructed to increase the number of inspection campaigns at restaurants, meat stores and hotels,” head of General Authority for Veterinary Services Ibrahim Mahrous told Youm7.

Over the past months, the supply police confiscated tons of rotten meat amid rising prices, and a reduction of private meat imports due to the depreciation of the Egypt pound.

On Jan.3, 492 kg of frozen meat were confiscated in Menoufia for a lack of documentation of the source.

During November, a total of 33 tons of rotten meat were seized by the Giza Directorate of Veterinary Medicine.

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