(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency - Arabic) Ministry of Commerce and Industry inspectors seized on Wednesday 1,440 kilograms of frozen rotten sheep meat in a store belonging to an importing food company in Al-Shuwaikh industrial district.
The Ministry's superviser for the capital Governorate, Faisal Al-Ansari, told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), during the inspection tour today that the confiscated meat is of Australian origin, and unfit for human consumption.
Offenders have been referred to the commercial prosecution, he added.
Al-Ansari explained that examination of a sample of the meat in the laboratories of the Ministry of Health showed change in their natural properties, specially smell and color. "Based on the medical report of the Ministry of Health, we confiscated the quantity," he said.
He expressed hope that the Ministry of Health open food laboratories during the evenings, in addition to the morning shifts.
Al-Ansari stressed that the Ministry of commerce and Industry entirely depends on reports from the laboratories of the Ministry of Health to ensure the health and safety of food before seizing any suspicious amount.