SOME 300 kilos of alleged ‘double dead’ meat or ‘botcha’ were confiscated by the Manila Veterinary Inspection Board (MVIB) at the corner of Recto and Dagupan Streets in Divisoria, Manila.
MVIB Director Alberto Burdeos said the meat were seized from two vendors who were bringing the meat to Divisoria using a cart.
The said meat, it was learned, had a different color and smell and had no markings, indicating that they have not passed through the inspection board.
Charges of violation of Republic Act 10536 or the amended meat inspection code and Republic Act 10611 or Food Safety Act were filed against the said vendors whose names were withheld pending further investigation.
Meanwhile, Burdeos warned the public against buying cheap meat owing to the likelihood that they are ‘double dead’ and therefore pose health hazards.