CAIRO: A total of 18,360 kg of bad meat have been confiscated at shops and slaughterhouses in Giza during the past 15 days, Youm7 reported Monday.
Inspection department at the Veterinary Medicine Authority in Giza seized the meat and poultry before being consumed, Ashraf Ismail undersecretary of the authority told Youm7.
Over the past weeks, the Supply Police tightened control over butcheries to curb the sale of spoiled meat ahead of Coptic Christmas Jan.7.
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.
The inspection campaigns have recently extended to Red Sea resorts by launching advanced laboratories at tourist facilities to check on food validity.