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Hà Nội police seize meat with unknown origins

Update: April, 27/2016 - 16:59
Hà Nội police check goods of unknown origin. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI (VNS) — Hà Nội’s environment police in co-ordination with the market management department have seized 3.7 tonnes of frozen meat of unknown origin at a foodstuff shop in Thanh Trì District.

At the shop’s cold storage unit, owned by local woman Nguyễn Thị Thúy, police on Tuesday found a large number of four kinds of cattle parts. The shop owner failed to show valid papers for the goods such as the food origin and quarantine licence.

The shop, which was producing fermented pork rolls and selling cattle meat, didn’t have food safety certificates.

All seized goods will be destroyed, according to the city environment police.    

Also yesterday, the city’s transport police office reported that they seized some lorries carrying animal organs and grease to sell in the city.

At 4am yesterday, transport police stopped a suspicious lorry driving at a high speed on Highway 1A. They checked the vehicle and seized 400kg of animal organs for consumption in the city.

Lorry driver Nguyễn Văn Giang, 40, of the city’s Phú Xuyên outlying district, failed to show valid documents for the goods’ origin.

Ten minutes later, police discovered a lorry containing 400kg of cattle meat of unknown origin.       

At 7.30am the same day, a third lorry was seized, which contained 1.4 tonnes of cowhide. Driver Nguyễn Mạnh Cường, 28, had no valid papers and said he was hired to transport the goods to Hà Nội. — VNS



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