55 kg of rotten meat seized at railway station in India

At least 55 kg of rotten meat products were seized by Food Safety inspectors and Railway officials at the Ernakulam Junction railway station on Monday.

Expired-meatThe packets containing the meat products, including pork items, were sent from Chennai by the Chennai-Allapuzha Express. The expired meat was seized when it was unloaded at the railway station.

According to Railway Protection Force (RPF) officials, they opened the packets when foul smell emanated from them.

“The meat products were packaged as fish. When we opened the boxes, it was found that two of the boxes were containing foul-smelling pork meat. The meat was at least one year old,” the officials said.

Several meat packets, inscribed ‘bacon’, were found to be packed in August 2013.

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