CAIRO: Supply Police seized a total of 10 tons of meat and poultry that are invalid for human consumption, in the latest crackdown on markets in Giza districts, Youm7 reported Monday.
The seizures were from Kerdasa, El-Mounib and Haram districts in Giza governorate, which has witnessed confiscations of hundreds of tons of spoiled meat over the past months.
Ashraf Ismail, director of Giza Veterinary Medicine department, said that police reports were filed regarding the seizures, adding that “monitory bodies will continue launching such campaigns to protect citizens’ health.”
On April 18, a meat display refrigerator was confiscated in Ard el-Lewa district in Giza after it contained meat and poultry unfit for human consumption.
On March 13, a Cairo fast food restaurant owner was arrested after 580 kg of bad meat, unfit for human consumption, was found in his store.
In February, 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 government has recently announced new regulations, although without detailing any means of enforcement, to control meat sales and urge 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.
The meat confiscation comes amid rising meat prices and a reduction of imports due to sharp depreciation of the Egyptian pound.