For controlling the sale of substandard and unhygienic meat, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has taken the decision to set up the first-ever meat testing laboratory of Pakistan in Peshawar—that is the provincial capital of KP. The laboratory work would reach completion by next year.
The initial layout of the state-of-the-art laboratory, as per estimations is to cost nearly Rs15million, which has been completed as per the available documents.
The sale of substandard meat and the meat of dead animals is largely practised in the markets because of the absence of testing standards and lack of enough information.
Previously on Sunday, the provincial food authority seized a consignment of rotten frozen chicken which was to be supplied to the markets in Peshawar.
The KP Food Authority’s night squad got the information from the emergency response unit that a shipping container containing rotten frozen chicken was making its entry into the provincial capital.
The night squad responded to the information and intercepted the chicken meat consignment near the Chamkani area along the Grand Trunk Road.
On the inspection of consignment, it was learnt that over 2 tonnes of rotten chicken meat was being transported.