111 kilos of ‘hot meat’ seized in Tarlac market

>> Tuesday, October 10, 2017

By Franco G. Regala

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — Some 111 kilos of double-dead meat were seized by authorities in an operation in Tarlac City over the weekend.
According to a report received at the office of Chief Supt. Amador V. Corpus, Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) director, the operatives of the
The Tarlac City police and Tarlac City Veterinary Office (CVO) led by Dr. Julieta Parairo confiscated the tainted meat products at John-Len Store during a raid at the Victory Uptown Market, Tarlac City.
Central Luzon police director Chief Supt. Amador V. Corpus said that the owner of the store could not be located during the surprise raid and inspection.
Parairo said she will recommend the revocation of the business permit of the stall owner and will file a case of violation of RA 9296 as amended by RA 10536, or “The Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines’’ against the owner.
According to her, the confiscated items were immediately burned and disposed off properly.
Parairo said the routine operation is part of the intensified crackdown against the proliferation of ‘hot meat’ or meat products that have not passed the government’s inspection standards.
Last Sept. 20, some 103.8 kilos of tainted meat were also confiscated at the City Uptown Market here.
“The move is part of the city government’s efforts to keep the residents safe from products that were not properly inspected and lack proper clearance from the city’s abattoir,” she said.

Parairo reminded consumers to be vigilant in checking the condition of the meat and always look for the meat inspection certificates from stall owners.


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