QUEZON CITY - City health officials seized at least 200 kilograms of suspected "double dead" meat from the Balintawak and Novaliches markets in Quezon City Wednesday.
Goods from two stalls in Balintawak and another vendor in Novaliches were confiscated for violating the ordinance on proper cold storage for raw and processed meat.
These vendors have been reprimanded several times for not having freezers where meat should be properly stored but they continue to violate the law, Quezon City Veterinary Office chief Dr. Ana Marie Cabel said.
Cabel said consumers should double check the meat they procure from public markets, especially as the holiday season draws near.
Double dead meat are usually pale in color, leaves a stench, and are sold cheaper compared to other meat, Cabel said.