CAIRO: A total of 14 tons of meat, invalid for human consumption, have been seized at butcheries in Giza, Youm7 reported Saturday.
A police report about the incident has been filed and sent to prosecution to take legal procedures.
The General Department for Supply Investigative was notified that some butchers are selling meat that is invalid for human consumption, and accordingly ordered a campaign to seize the meat.
Supply police have mounted several crackdowns on shops and butcheries in different governorates where it confiscated tons of spoiled meat before being sold.
The campaign, which was launched over the past months, comes amid meat rising prices and a reduction of meat imports due to continual depreciation of the Egyptian pound.
Last month, the inspection department at the Veterinary Medicine Authority in Giza announced the seizure of 18,360 kg of spoiled meat at shops and slaughterhouses in the governorate.
Additional reporting by Medhat Wahba