JMC team conducts surprise inspection of meat shops

JMC team inspecting a meat shop in Jammu.
JMC team inspecting a meat shop in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 10: On the directions of JMC Commissioner, Rahul Yadav, a joint team of Jammu Municipal Corporation and Doctors conducted various surprise inspections on the eve of Eid-ul-fitr in different areas of Jammu City to ensure the sale of wholesome, good quality meat and meat byproducts to the consumers.
The surprise drives were conducted in Talab Tillo, Bohri, Muthi, Bantalab, Paloura, Janipur, Ambphalla, CPO Chowk, Narwal, Gandhi Nagar, Gangyal, Satwari, Talab Khatikan and Shaheedi Chowk etc.
During the drives, various meat shops, chicken shops and fish mongers were inspected and about 25 kg of substandard meat was seized and later on disposed off scientifically. Also a fine to the tune of Rs 10,000 was imposed to the meat sellers for selling unstamped, unhygienic & substandard meat.
Meat & chicken shop vendors were also instructed to keep separate bins to collect the daily waste generated on account of refused/inedible meat & chicken parts for further proper disposal through JMC vehicles.
The team comprised Dr Ramandeep Singh, Dr Jiwan Lal and Dr Gishali Khullar along with Municipal Veterinary Officer, Dr Divya Sharma.
MVO JMC, Dr Divya Sharma also sensitize all the shopkeepers/ vendors dealing with meat/chicken products to maintain hygienic environment in and around their shops and adhere with the various provisions of Food Safety Act, 2006, Municipal Corporation Act, 2000 and other directions & guidelines issued by the JMC from time to time so that good quality hygienic meat shall reach to the consumers.