The cold storage unit in Hammarsdale, KZN, on fire after being looted on July 18. Picture: Bongani Mbatha /African News Agency (ANA)
The cold storage unit in Hammarsdale, KZN, on fire after being looted on July 18. Picture: Bongani Mbatha /African News Agency (ANA)

WARNING: Meat looted in eThekwini not safe for consumption

By Jolene Marriah-Maharaj Time of article published Jul 21, 2021

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Durban: The eThekwini Municipality has issued a warning to the public to not consume meat and poultry products that were looted at the Sequence Cold Storage Warehouse in Hammarsdale during the recent civil unrest as it is unsafe for consumption.

The City said its Environmental Health Department inspected the facility and found that the meat products from the warehouse could potentially be unsafe to consume.

“These perishable meat and poultry products were not being stored and transported at the correct temperatures.

“The public is therefore advised to urgently dispose of these products in a refuse bin and to take the refuse bag out on the scheduled collection day.

“The municipality urges the public not to bury or dump the contaminated food.”

The City said Environmental Health inspectors and Metro Police would continue to monitor the situation.

For enquiries, call the Environmental Health Department at 031 311 3555.

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