Public urged not to eat contaminated meat products looted from Hammarsdale warehouse

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The public has been warned not to consume meat and poultry products that were looted at the Sequence Cold Storage Warehouse in Hammarsdale during the recent civil unrest because it is unsafe for consumption.

eThekwini Municipality 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,” said the municipality.

The municipality urged the public not to bury or dump the contaminated food.

Environmental health inspectors and the Metro Police will continue to monitor the situation.

For enquiries, residents are advised to call the environmental health department on 031 311 3555.

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