The Lebanese Army on Monday raided and closed down multiple facilities selling expired meat.
A Lebanese Army patrol, accompanying a unit from the Directorate of Intelligence and a representative of the Ministry of Health, conducted the raids in the areas of Maaly and Daoura – Hermel, the army’s Directorate of Orientation said in a statement.
The patrol seized a large quantity of frozen expired meats in two warehouses and a butcher shop.
These facilities are owned by a single individual, identified by the initials “A.S.,” according to the statement. They were all sealed with red wax by the authorities, based on judicial notice.
The army said that an investigation into the case has been launched and that the necessary judicial measures have been taken. The Orientation Directorate also released photos of the seized meat.
More expired meat has been gradually invading the Lebanese market since the start of the economic crisis, putting consumer health at high risk.
This incident comes less than two weeks after State Security personnel raided an apartment in eastern Lebanon that an individual had been operating as a butcher shop, seizing around 150 kg of expired meat and arresting the suspect.