Spoiled and infected meat seized in Irbid

Jordan

Published: 2017-08-03 11:36

Last Updated: 2017-08-03 12:08


This comes less than two months after the spoiled chicken scandal.
This comes less than two months after the spoiled chicken scandal.
Roya News Source

The Health and Safety department in Irbid, northern Jordan, on Thursday morning, in collaboration with the Royal Police for the Protection of the Environment, seized large amounts of spoiled and infected meat, which was set to go out into supermarkets and butcheries in the city.

The director of health affairs in Irbid, Dr. Mahmoud Al Shayyab, said that the meat was seized from a cattle farm in the outskirts of the city, and tests showed that it was unfit for human consumption.

He added that the meat has now been destroyed.

In June, the 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.