A butcher shop in the Kfar Him area of Mount Lebanon was caught selling a large quantity of bad meat on Saturday.
The shop was raided by a joint patrol of the Lebanese Economy Ministry’s Directorate of Consumer Protection, the Ministry of Health, and State Security.
The patrol confiscated 100 kg of meat that was deemed unsafe for human consumption due to it not meeting the health requirements in force.
The meat was destroyed on site shortly afterward, in line with a judicial notice.
Lebanon has been seeing an alarming increase in food poisoning cases compared to previous years.
This comes as the country experiences prolonged power disruptions in the midst of summer heat, due to a severe shortage and monopolization of diesel fuel.
With the continued deterioration in economic conditions, security forces have been raiding more markets and sites selling bad meat products, including in July when the Lebanese Army raided several warehouses storing a large quantity of frozen expired meat.