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JMC inspect sellers with substandard meat in Jammu, Rs 25,000 fine imposed

Last Updated on March 10, 2021 at 5:14 pm

A team of Jammu Municipal Corporation conducted a surprise drive on the eve of Maha Shivratri in different areas of Jammu City to ensure the sale of wholesome and good quality meat and meat byproducts to the consumers.

The drive started from Narwal, Gandhi Nagar, Gangyal, Satwari, Talab Tillo, Bohri, Muthi, Bantalab, Paloura, Janipur, Amphalla, CPO chowk.

During the drive, various meat shops, chicken shops and fish mongers were inspected and about 35 Kg of substandard meat was seized and later on disposed of properly along with a fine to the tune of Rs. 25500 was also imposed to the meat sellers for selling unstamped and substandard meat.

Notices have been served to various meat shops owners to install the black/red colour glasses in their shops and do not hang the meat outside their shops. Meat & chicken shop owners were instructed to keep separate bins with black polythene to collect the daily waste generated on account of refused/inedible meat and chicken parts for further proper disposal through JMC vehicles.

Municipal Veterinary Officer has appealed to all the shopkeepers dealing with meat/chicken products to maintain hygienic environment in and around their shops and adhere with the directions and guidelines issued by the JMC from time to time so that good quality of meat shall reach to the consumers. 

He said that such surprise drives will be conducted on regular basis and strict action which may include sealing of shops shall be initiated against the defaulters.