Food, drug control authority rejects shipment of imported meat

Food, drug control authority rejects shipment of imported meat

October 20, 2020 - 19:42
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

A shipment of frozen meat imported from Brazil has been rejected by the Food and Drug Control Center at Khoms Port.

The center stated on Facebook on Monday that around 1812 cartons of Brazilian-imported meat have been rejected for developing foul odors and liquids that make it at relatively high risk for growing bacteria.

The center confirmed that the shipment would be cleared by a committee formed for destroying spoiled goods.

It is noteworthy that the Libyan Fatwa House has issued a fatwa in response to a question of whether it was Halal to consume imported meat.

The Fatwa House explained that the phrase “Halal slaughtered in the Islamic way" affixed on the goods is worthless.

"Such labels are unreliable because they are easily accessible to companies and markets, which could use them merely to earn money. The certificates to evidence that the meat is halal should be issued by a reliable authority," the fatwa reads.