Chicken, Fish Confiscated at Ras Al Khaimah16 December 2013
UAE - The Ras Al Khaimah Municipality has confiscated ten tonnes of expired and rotten fish and chicken. The large amount, imported by air to the emirate, failed to meet the set public health standards, according to an official report issued by the Public Health and Environment department of the RAK Municipality.
Acording to Khaleej Times, Khalifa Maktoum, manager of Public Health and Environment, said the seized consignment proved to be unfit for human consumption. "It posed a risk on people’s health, and hence was destroyed at the expenses of the importer."
He said the Dara border check-point saw 54,000 goats which were imported by local merchants in the emirate. "Two of these animals were isolated in the veterinary quarantine to make sure they are free from diseases."
Mr Maktoum said his department has launched intensive raids on a regular basis across the emirate. "As many as 143 erring outlets were spotted last month; 56 of these were fined, 47 were issued warning letters, and one was shut down."
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