Butchers Arrested In Beirut For Selling Expired Meat

Safir Al-Chamal | LebEconomyFiles

The Consumer Protection Department at the Ministry of Economy seized a quantity of expired frozen meat from a butcher’s shop in the Sabra area of .

Alongside the , the Consumer Protection Department arrested the two butchers on Monday and charged them for the crime of selling the expired meat.

Safir Al-Chamal

This development adds to the increasing number of consumers in who are witnessing local food services being littered with similarly problematic items in the form of expired foods.

Only a week ago, the Consumer Protection Department at the Ministry of Economy and Trade announced that they will destroy more than a ton of expired meat after laboratory tests revealed they were germ-infected.

Safir Al-Chamal

Earlier this month, in the village of Aramoun in Aley, Lebanese customs police raided a warehouse that supplies more than 250 restaurants and clients that serve sushi across . They seized 9 tons of expired ingredients used for sushi dishes.

With the long-going and the deterioration of the purchasing power in the country, the possibility that a lot more shops out there are selling frozen food past their expiration dates has been on an all-time high.

Therefore, caretaker Economy Minister Raoul Nehme recently alerted citizens to download the “Consumer Protection ” mobile application in order to submit complaints they might have about certain products or services.


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