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Shop raided for misrepresenting chilled meat as fresh meat

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department raided a fresh provision shop in Ngau Chi Wan, Wong Tai Sin, which has been complained of for selling chilled meatas fresh meat.


The store, located at Shop 3 on the ground floor at Wah Chi Path, is only allowed to sell fresh pork according to its licence.

During the operation, FEHD officers seized about 460 kilogrammes of suspected chilled pork and about 170kg of chilled poultry. Two samples of meat were also collected for analysis for preservatives and a veterinary drug residue, clenbuterol. The licensee was arrested to assist in investigations.

"The department will continue to closely monitor the sale of fresh meat at the retail level and take stringent enforcement action to safeguard food safety and public health," stressed a department spokesperson.

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