ABOUT 343 kilos of “hot meat” were seized by operatives of Bacolod City’s Task Force Botagoy in a store at Purok Laurel, Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City Friday afternoon, November 28, 2020.
Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda, cluster head on markets, said Sunday, November 29, 2020, the task force was conducting their routine inspection in various meat stores in the city when they found the expired meat stored in a freezer around 12:15 p.m.
He said the pork meat was already expired for two months and the store should dispose of it immediately since it’s no longer good for consumption.
The confiscated “hot meat” was burned and buried in the city’s slaughterhouse grounds.
Pineda said the task force also intensified its operations to arrest vendors who refused to use the services of the AVM Bernardo-run city slaughterhouse in Barangay Handumanan.
“We will arrest erring meat vendors to stop the illegal slaughtering for the health benefits of the consumers,” he said.
He added the meat vendors should use the services of the slaughterhouse and voluntarily surrender spoiled meat. (MAP)