Over 1,000 kilos of hot meat confiscated in Cebu City since June 2021
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hot meat or meat without the proper inspection certification has become rampant in the mountain barangays in Cebu City this year. So far, the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) has confiscated more than 1,000 kilos since June 2021, and the meat products have been buried for safe disposal.
The DVMF said that they have been even more serious with their operations against illegal meat shops and butchers in the city due to the widespread selling of uninspected meat in the barangays.
Most of these hot meats are in mountain barangays where butchering hogs, fowl, and cows or carabaos at home are common and these individuals tend to sell their butchered meat to neighbors or nearby towns or areas.
The danger for consumers buying hot meat is that they would not know if the hog was sick when butchered or the meat is double dead, which means that the pig died of illness and then butchered to be sold.
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