KMC team destroys 100kg stale meat at eateries

KOLKATA: A Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workforce on Thursday raided numerous restaurants and eateries around New Market where it seized and destroyed over 100kg stale meat.
The workforce additionally collected samples of meat from a well-known chain eating place and a number of other other restaurants in and around Chowringhee area. These samples will be despatched to state forensic laboratory for checking out.

A 2d workforce of KMC meals inspectors accompanied by way of Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials raided several restaurants in Beliaghata area. The joint workforce collected samples of meat from these restaurants.

A 70-member workforce from the KMC headquarters comprising officials from health and cast waste management carried out the marvel raid around noon.

The workforce led by way of Atin Ghosh, member, mayor-in-council overseeing the KMC health department first went to Lindsay Street and entered right into a renowned rapid meals chain for collection of chicken sample. The workforce then visited several other restaurants in the New Market and Dharmatolla area.

Later, the KMC meals inspectors destroyed the meat collected from roadside restaurants and eateries.

“In the wake of a public health risk bobbing up out of presence of a stale meat racket, our raids will proceed across the town. We will collect meat and despatched the same to state forensic laboratory and a portion of the samples to non-public labs as the state forensic laboratory takes time to inspect meat samples,” Ghosh stated.

The MMiC then again maintained that the pressure in opposition to sale of stale meat was taking a backseat as a result of non-cooperation from police.

A joint workforce drawn from Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC), Howrah district health department and Howrah town police additionally raided several restaurants within the Howrah station premise and seized 70kg stale meat in addition to some stale fish. Officials stated the seized meat and fish was fungal contaminated.

HMC’s MMIC, health, Bhaskar Bhattacharya stated, “We suspect that what the restaurants claim to be mutton and chicken would possibly if truth be told be meat from carcass of different animals or birds. Hotel homeowners admitted that the seized meat and fish had been stored frozen for 20-25 days. To be sure, we will ship the seized meat to the state forensic laboratory and a few to the state meals laboratory.”

Owner of Ashoka Hotel, a well-known eating place in the station premise, stated, “We don’t retailer or serve meat from carcass of every other animal or fowl. We had frozen chicken and mutton saved. But we didn’t fairly take into account that how it changed into fungal-infected and ended up cooking and serving some of this meat to customers lately.”

State BJP and Congress staff additionally staged demonstration in opposition to the KMC’s failure to curb the activities of a stale meat racket. Both the BJP and Congress delegations led by way of Raju Bandopadhyay and Asutosh Chatterjee were prevented from getting into the core area in front of mayor’s gate on the KMC headquarters.
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