MARDAN: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Hilal Authority seized tones of substandard minced meat and arrested accused butcher here on Tuesday.
According to police , the Deputy Commissioner Mardan raided a suspected butcher shop wherein 400 kilogram of substandard minced meat smuggled from India was seized and took the butcher into custody. Later the butcher was presented before magistrate who sent him to jail for 30 days under relevant laws. The butcher added artificial colour liver and hearts of animals to it fresh look.
The food authority also confiscated hundreds of kilogram substandard meat few ago from the same locality. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Usman appreciating the performance of the food authority had assumed full cooperation from district management. He said all efforts should be made to ensure hygienic food and meat to customers.