Cape Town – Ekurhuleni Metropolice Police Department (EMPD) members have confiscated expired branded meat, vegetables and other perishable food products from a butchery in Benoni.
The goods, including Woolworth-branded meat worth close to R50 000, were seized and disposed of, EMPD said in a statement.
“On Thursday 2 February 2023 at 4pm, the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department officers, in conjunction with environmental health officials, confiscated and disposed of expired goods worth R48 000,” read the statement.
“The City of Ekurhuleni officials, on a mission to inspect and attend to those who contravene municipal by-laws, visited Butcher Chesa Nyama’s business place on Cloverdene Road. On closer inspection in one of the butcheries, health inspectors noticed that 90 percent of stock was outdated. Especially poultry and other perishables were unsound for human consumption and health.” the statement said.
The expired goods were confiscated and disposed of at the Cloverdene dumping site.
One woman was issued with a hefty fine. This was after she admitted that, she bought second-hand perishables, at a low price in one of the well-known retail shops, said the statement.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe