CAIRO: A fast food restaurant owner has been arrested in the latest crackdown by Supply Police in Cairo’s district of Heliopolis, after 580 kg of spoiled meat were found in his store, Youm7 reported Sunday.
Before kicking off, the security campaign was notified that an owner of an unlicensed food store was repackaging spoiled meat and changing expiration dates before selling it to consumers.
Similar campaigns have confiscated hundreds of tons of bad meat across the country, prompting the government to recently announce new regulations to curb the practice.
Although means of enforcement were not detailed, the new regulations are meant to control meat sales at markets, as well as to urge implementation of previous decisions of banning slaughter outside regulated slaughterhouses.
Inspection campaigns at veterinary directorates and the establishment of new government-run automated slaughterhouses are also among the to-be-adopted measures.
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.
The confiscations come amid rising meat prices and a reduction of imports due to continuing depreciation of the Egyptian pound.