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May 29, 2024

Food Safety: Kwara Govt. Warns Butchers Against Sale of Contaminated Meat 

The Kwara state government has warned butchers against selling contaminated meat and desist from running illegal businesses around livestock markets as anyone caught in the act would be prosecuted.

Mrs Oloruntoyosi Thomas, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, gave the warning during an interview with journalists yesterday, in Ilorin.

She also warned that people should patronise government-established abattoirs, where they would purchase healthy meat for consumption.

She further charges buyers from buying slaughtered meat from unregistered abattoirs in the state.

In her words: “Government-approved abattoirs have been well constructed and managed, in which all the slaughtered animals are well scrutinised before making them available for public consumption.

“This will prevent people from eating contaminated meats that are harmful to their health. This is why the present administration is working hard to ensure the safety of lives of the people, as well as improving their standard of living,” she said.

The Commissioner called on the public to be careful of the places they purchase their meat for consumption, saying that their health should be their top priority.

She, therefore, said that any illegal abattoirs discovered would be shut down, their meats confiscated and the sellers prosecuted in the court of law

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