CAIRO: A butchery owner in Upper Egypt’s Sohag governorate was ordered detained for four days pending investigations over selling spoiled meat, Youm7 reported Thursday.
A police campaign stormed the butchery after being notified about illegal practices, and accordingly seized some 70 kg of bad meat, reportedly unfit for human consumption.
Ashraf M., the owner of the butchery, admitted the accusation and the rotten meat found in his shop was confiscated.
Tons of rotten meat have 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.
Last month, the inspection department at the Veterinary Medicine Authority in Giza announced its seizure of 18,360 kg of spoiled meat at shops and slaughterhouses in the governorate.
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 food safety.