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Sub-standard Chicken Destroyed in Ras Al Khaimah

06 December 2013

UAE - The Ras Al Khaimah Municipality has destroyed a large amount of chicken before it was distributed in the markets in the emirate, because it was not up to standard.

KhaleejTimes reports that Mubarak Al Shamsi, Chairman of the RAK Municipality, said the chicken, weighing over one tonne, were not rotten.

"The only problem with the seized items was that they were not up to the standards set by the Gulf Cooperation Council countries."

Khalifa Maktoum, Manager of the Public Health and Environment Section at the municipality, said the executive in charge of the distribution company alerted the civic body about some black spots on the chicken.

"The black spots discovered on the chicken were due to some bruises before slaughter," he said.

The chicken seized were fit for human consumption because they were all slaughtered only a day before being offered for sale, he added.

The municipality decided to destroy all amounts seized at the cost of the producing company according to the law.

"All foodstuff products offered for sale must be free from any faults," he said.


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