Tuesday, September 26, 2023

62 kilos of expired meat are confiscated in Ovalle

More than 60 kilos of meat were confiscated by the Seremi de Salud through its municipal office in Ovalle after the inspection schedule began before the national holidays.

In the province of Limarí, the Health Authority will carry out almost 100 checks as part of the prevention plan to avoid food poisoning among the population.

Regarding the inspection, Dr. Francisco González, head of the Ovalle municipal office, said that the regulations in force had not been followed. “In a butcher’s shop in Ovalle, 62 kilos of pork were confiscated for failure to comply with the minimum hygiene conditions because the product was expired, which poses risks to the health of the population,” he said.

For his part, Tomás Balaguer, head of the health department of Sanitary Action, explained that controls were intensified in the days before the national holidays. In addition, he pointed out: “It is very important to always buy meat from established health-approved stores.” Make sure the product is refrigerated between 0 and 7°C. The beef must retain its reddish color, be clean to the touch, free of mucus and have the characteristic smell of fresh produce.”

Health authority inspections will continue over the next few days, with a focus on food establishments such as butcher shops, supermarkets, slaughterhouses and empanada factories.

  • Buy meat products only from authorized locations.
  • Avoid interrupting the cold chain of products during transportation to the destination.
  • When buying meat, make sure that the color and smell are normal and that it has been stored well.
  • When purchasing packaged meat, pay attention to the expiration date on the label.
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