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KCCA Speak Out on Closure of Shoprite Meat Section

Rotten meat that was found in the Shoprite freezers  yesterday

The Kampala Capital City Authority yesterday closed the meat section of Shoprite Lugogo following an impromptu inspection at the Super Market’s cold room, viagra sale processing room and the shelves.

The KCCA Public Health Team in what they say is an ongoing citywide inspection, thumb found among others stale meat that is not fit for human consumption in the cold room of the Supermarket.

The supermarket was also found with wanting meat waste disposal practices, malady according to a statement that the Authority put out yesterday.

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KCCA's Health Inspection team at Shoprite

KCCA’s Health Inspection team at Shoprite

They also say they noticed failure by Shoprite to follow the meat hygiene codes and standards as well as poor wastewater drainage in the meat section which is a source of contamination.

KCCA’s deputy publicist Robert Kalumba tells us the Health team was tipped off by a customer who bought rotten meat from the supermarket.

KCCA says the meat processing at Shoprite Lugogo will remain suspended until the Super Market adheres fully to the required Codes and Standards of practice.

“We are shutting them down for us long as they sort this out, and if they do, they will write to us and our team will come back and inspect it before reopening them,” said Kalumba.

He added that the operation on all major supermarkets is currently ongoing in all city divisions to ensure that people buy safe and clean food.

 

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