TWO Zambeef trucks transporting meat products, have been impounded by the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) at the Katima-Mulilo border post in Western Province.
Zambeef, a leading meat supplier is under the spotlight for allegedly flooding the local market with products believed to contain dangerous levels of aromatic aldehydes, a chemical used to embalm dead bodies which could cause organic cancer in humans.
According to ZNBC news monitored yesterday, the trucks were believed to be carrying kidneys and offals imported from Ireland and being transported through, the Port of Walvis Bay in Namibia enroute to Zambia.
The alert ZRA officials also detained 12 trucks carrying Tilapia-Fish belonging to Capital Fisheries that were entering the border post in Sesheke.
Sesheke District council secretary, Given Muleya said the Zambeef trucks had been impounded following instructions from the Ministry of Health and Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA).
Mr Muleya said in an interview with TV2, that the trucks would only be released after inspections on the products, were conducted.
The meat supplier had withdrawn all imported beef products from its outlets in Zambia until Government fully investigates the allegations against it.
With 103 retail outlets across the country, Zambeef had since sent samples for testing to internationally accredited laboratories in South Africa and Germany and insisted that its products were fit for human consumption.
Chief executive officer Francis Grogan said lastweek that only local beef and beef products were currently on sale in all outlets.