Two Illegally Butchered Cattle Found in Food Safety Scandal07 November 2013
BOLIVIA – Two illegally butchered beef carcasses have been seized and destroyed by the National Association for Agriculture and Food Safety (SENASAG) after check point inspectors investigated the boot of a truck.
Routine roadside checks on Route nine at the Campo checkpoint in Pajoso found beef cuts had been taken from animals slaughtered in breach of cattle movement measures.
The cattle sector is currently under animal guidelines to preserve national foot and mouth disease free status.
Driver intentions were to sell the meat in Carapari before being intercepted while driving on the Yacuiba city road to Santa Cruz.
“The amount found corresponds to two carcasses,” said Dr Norman Solano,SENASAG veterinarian for Yacuiba.
He added: “They were accommodated in passenger seats, which is not a legal and hygienic way to transport meat.
"There was no authorisation to transport food in the vehicle and standards were not met, there were also no documents," said Dr Solano.
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