JMC seizes 30 kg substandard meat, collects Rs 2500 fine

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 4: Veterinary Officer, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), Dr Zaffar Iqbal, along with other team members conducted a surprise drive 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 CPO Chowk Panjirthi and was conducted in many areas including Ustad Mohalla, Newplot, Janipur, Jewel, etc, on the directions of Mayor, Chander Mohan Gupta, Deputy Mayor, Purnima Sharma and Commissioner, JMC, Pankaj Magotra.
During the drive, various meat shops were checked and about 30kg of substandard meat was seized and later on disposed of properly. Besides, a fine to the tune of Rs 2500 was also levied on meat sellers selling hanged and unstamped meat outside their shops.
The Municipal Veterinary Officer has appealed all the shopkeepers dealing with meat/chicken products to maintain hygienic environment in and around their shops and make availability of good quality meat to the consumers. He also appealed to use white cloth to cover the meat and install black/red glasses in front of their shops.