HCC warns residents against hazardous meat in some city butcheries

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Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba

HARARE City Council (HCC) on Wednesday urged residents to be wary of uninspected, unhygienic and adulterated meat on the market in Harare.

In a statement issued by City Health Services Department, the mu8nicipality said such meat was unsafe and unfit for human consumption.

“Council wishes to advise the public to be aware of unhygienic and adulterated meat on the market in Harare. Rather, buy meat from licensed butcheries only,” read the statement.

HCC said routine meat hygiene monitoring and reports from the public revealed that there were contraventions with the relevant legislation and minimum hygiene standards in the sale of meat in Harare.

Council said it had engaged other law enforcement agents in monitoring activities that affect public health.

The City Health Department, in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Republic Police, said it had since intensified the monitoring and sale of meat in Harare in the interest of public health.

The department has encouraged butchery owners to purchase meat from registered abattoirs and to desist from any form of malpractices.

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