UAE-based factory busted for selling expired meat products

The factory management proved to have manipulated the validity dates of their meat products
The factory management proved to have manipulated the validity dates of their meat products

Ras Al Khaimah - The factory management proved to have manipulated the validity dates of their meat products.



By Ahmed Shaaban

Published: Mon 17 Jul 2017, 8:19 PM

The Ras Al Khaimah Police, in collaboration with the RAK Municipality, have busted a factory involved in manufacturing and selling expired meat.
Brigadier Abdullah Ali Menakhas, director of the criminal investigation department of the RAK Police, on Sunday said they were alerted about the violations being committed by the factory management by the food control section of the RAK Municipality.
"The factory management proved to have manipulated the validity dates of their meat products by repacking them in new plastic bags and cans with revised dates, and offering them for sale," said Brig Menakhas.
A team from the organised crimes section of the police and health inspectors from the municipality raided the factory and seized large amounts of expired meat products, he added. "Large amounts of bags and cans with manipulated dates have also been seized." The factory managers, all Asians, admitted to their crime in the initial investigation, Brig Menakhas stated. "They admitted to manufacturing and selling expired meat products."
The suspects have been referred to the bodies concerned for legal action as per the law on anti-commercial fraud and racketeering, he explained.
"The public health section of the RAK Municipality has an efficient cooperation mechanism with the RAK Police to crack down on all such crimes," added Brig Menakhas.
He urged the public to report any such violations or manipulations to the RAK Police or municipality.
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com  
 


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