Shop selling rotten meat sealed

Besishahar, September 3

A market monitoring team found that a meat shop in Tanahun district headquarters Besishahar was selling rotten meat unfit for human consumption.

The team, from the district livestock office, inspected several meat shops and confiscated some 19 kilos of rotten meat from Suraj Fresh House on Saturday.

Office Chief Dr Dirghanath Dhungana said, “As the meat was not suitable for consumption, we seized and destroyed it.”

“Selling rotten meat is a crime, and we will bring those involved in such unscrupulous practice to book,” he said. The monitoring team also sealed two shops, Krishna Meat Shop and Gurung Fresh House, for running their abattoirs negligently. The shops are said to have been operating without the mandatory permission.

Similarly, the licence of a meat shop was seized after it was discovered that its documents were procured illegally, and tampered measurement tools from four meat shops were confiscated.

According to Dhungana, four meat shops were sealed, and as many were told to comply with the guidelines for consumers’ health and register with the concerned authority. The team, acting on the directives of the District Administration Office, monitored a total of 21 meat shops in the headquarters.