OVER 200 kilos of meat were confiscated on Friday during simultaneous meat inspections in public markets in Imus City, Cavite.
The surprise inspections were conducted by the Imus Task Force “Bantay Karne,” in collaboration with the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS).
The inspections were launched to prevent the proliferation of illegal meat selling in the city.
Imus City veterinarian Dr. Maribel Depayso-Reyes said the Task Force confiscated meat products from sellers who failed to show meat inspection certificates and business permits.
She said businesses with meat products fit for human consumption would be given enough time to obtain the necessary certifications to retrieve their meat before its donation to charitable institutions.
Stalls that did not have the necessary permits or papers were immediately closed.
“Some of the meat we confiscated do not have any inspection certificates and for the frozen meats they violated the handling of meat products,” she said.