(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) The manager of the factory an Arab is charged with importing and possessing large amounts of salmonella-contaminated meat with the intent of selling them in the emirate.
Ras Al Khaimah: A factory in Ras Al Khaimah has been ordered shut after the emirate’s municipality discovered that 11 tonnes of meat packed there was contaminated with salmonella. The civic body seized 125 tonnes of expired frozen meat from the factory.
"While 11 tonnes of the frozen meat seized was contaminated with salmonella the remaining 114 tonnes are being analysed at the RAK Municipality’s central lab" said a municipality official.
The civic body referred the case to the law enforcement authorities for legal action following which it was moved to the RAK Misdemeanour Court.
According to the prosecution’s arraignment sheet the manager of the factory an Arab is charged with importing and possessing large amounts of salmonella-contaminated meat with the intent of selling them in the emirate.
The manager denied the charges and said the meat seized from his factory was fit for human consumption.
He said his factory has been exporting different products to some 25 countries across the globe.
"All of my products go through a stringent examination process before being imported and re-exported" he said.
The RAK Municipality was alerted about the invalidity of the big shipment of meat following which samples of the same were collected and sent to the central lab for analysis.