Rs 28,000 fine imposed on meat sellers

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 31: On the directions of Commissioner, JMC, Avny Lavasa, Municipal Veterinary Officer, Dr Sushil Kumar Sharma along with other team members of JMC conducted a surprise drive in different areas of Jammu City to ensure the sale of wholesome and good quality meat and meat by products to the consumers.
The surprise drive started from CPO Chowk and covered Ambphalla, Janipur, Paloura Talab and Bantalab areas.
During the drive, various meat shops, chicken shops and fish mongers were inspected and about 35 kilograms of substandard meat was seized and later on disposed of properly along with a fine to the tune of Rs 28000 was also imposed to the meat sellers for selling unstamped and substandard meat.
Notices have already been served to various meat shops owners to install black colour glasses in their shops and do not hang the meat outside their shops. Meat and chicken shop owners were instructed to keep separate bins with black polythene to collect the daily waste generated on account of refused/inedible meat and chicken parts for further proper disposal through JMC vehicles.