CAIRO: A total of 59 tons of rotten meat have been confiscated in Giza in the past few days, Youm7 reported Friday.
The meat was seized at markets and restaurants before being consumed, Giza-based undersecretary of the Veterinary Directorate Ashraf Ismail told Youm7.
Police reports accompany the confiscation of meat to prosecute the owners.
On Jan. 8, a factory owner was arrested by the Supply Police for packing meat unfit for human consumption in Giza. The meat found at the factory included returns from other shops, and the factory had been re-packing it to be sold in markets, according to Youm7.
Tons of rotten meat has been confiscated in campaigns over the past months amid rising prices, and a reduction of private meat imports due to the depreciation of the Egypt pound.
During November 2015, a total of 33 tons of rotten meat were seized by the Giza Directorate of Veterinary Medicine.