Chipata Municipal Council has suspended operations for two Zambeef Shops because of selling stale meat products.
The local authority has further confiscated expired 96 chicken pieces, 6.7 kilogrammes of loose chicken breasts, 31 packets of offal and six kilogrammes of French polony, which did not have expiry dates from the two Zambeef shops and Shoprite Chipata.
Acting Town Clerk Edward Zulu and Chipata District Commissioner, Kalunga Zulu confirmed in a separate interviews and said the Zaambia police and council confiscated the items for not bearing expiring dates.
The district commissioner said the team was put up to inspect the two Zambeef outlets at the Down Shops and Kapata market after having been notified by the public that the meat products being sold had expired.
He said the council has charged Zambeef a penalty fee of KR 900 and have since suspended their operations until certain recommendations are met.
“I am warning the entire food processing organisations to desist from selling expired products and anyone found wanting will face the wrath of the law although government does not want to be seen to be antagonistic,”he said.
And Environmental health Officer, Hilary Tebeka also confirmed the exercise, which was conducted in the morning of Monday .