Lazatin orders seizure of smuggled meat in AC

ANGELES CITY – Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin, Jr. has seized smuggled Peking duck meat and pork meat, equivalent to 2 container vans, along Don Juico Avenue, Barangay Anunas on July 8.

Lazatin will file charges against an illegal importer of Peking duck meat and pork meat and to the warehouse owner where the alleged contaminated meat were found.

After an inspection, the city government also discovered that the meat dealer operated without the necessary business permits. They will be charged for violation of Republic Acts 9296 and 10536, also known as The Meat Inspection Code of Philippines, Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, also the City Meat Inspection Division (CMID) officer-in-charge, says.

Manuel furthered that Mayor Lazatin immediately ordered to bury the confiscated meat at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Barangay Pampang since reports say the alleged meat is contaminated.

Mayor Lazatin assured his constituents that continuous inspection of meat shops will be conducted for their safety.

He also reminded Angeleños to stay vigilant and to not be afraid to report if they know illegal sellers of contaminated or double dead meat.

“Help me to clean our city from people who know nothing but to abuse and take advantage of others,” he said.

Joining the Mayor during the inspection were City Councilor Atty. Arvin “Pogs” Suller, Barangay Outreach Head Mike Lising, and personnel from Angeles City Police Office, City Veterinary Office, CMID, and City Engineer’s Office.

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