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Uninspected Meat Eaten In Mbale

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th May 2002 03:00 AM

About 80% of the meat consumed in Mbale town is not inspected by meat inspectors and poses a threat to meat consumers, health officials have said.

By Nasur Wambedde in Mbale About 80% of the meat consumed in Mbale town is not inspected by meat inspectors and poses a threat to meat consumers, health officials have said. An operation was conducted recently and 15 butchers were found selling meat which had not been inspected. Nicholas Kauta, the Commissioner of Life Stock who was attending a veterinary workshop here said uninspected meat could carries the risk of carrying Tuberculosis and other diseases which can be passed over to human beings. The supervisor of Mbale Abattoir Ali Nabudere said uninspected meat does not go through the abattoir as meat dealers try to dodge the taxes imposed on them by the abattoir. Officials suspect that uninspected meat comes from stolen cows. Ends

Uninspected Meat Eaten In Mbale

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