The ongoing case of the spoiled chicken in Jordan: the investigation continues

Jordan

Published: 2017-06-15 16:18

Last Updated: 2017-06-15 18:33


Four suspects are currently apprehended over the chicken scandal. (File photo)
Four suspects are currently apprehended over the chicken scandal. (File photo)

Amman's District Attorney has almost wrapped up the investigation of the expired chicken case, after off-poultry was distributed in several of Jordan’s governorates as charity packages.

Last month, the Jordan Food and Drug administration confiscated roughly 75 tons of chicken, with 6.5 tons of spoiled chicken seized at Karak and 66 tons in Ma'an.

Two suspects were initially apprehended, followed by another two later that week.

The District Attorney, Abdullah Abu Al Ghanam referred the four main suspects to court, charged with circulating food that was unsuitable for human consumption.

A source close to the investigation confirmed to Roya that the main suspects are still apprehended, denying speculation on media sites regarding their release.

The authorities who initally shut-down the warehouse where the chicken had been stockpiled in Ma'an have since re-opened the facility. The expired poultry was found with a six month-old purchase order, which stated no liability by the production company.