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03 March 2024

Salmonella-infected meat in RAK

Case referred to Ras Al Khaimah court. [Image via Shutterstock]

By Staff

Ras Al Khaimah authorities are investigating how a large consignment of salmonella-infected meat entered the country.

According to a report in 'Al Khaleej', the shipment that came from one Western nation was scheduled to be repacked and distributed in the emirate.

The incident came to light when RAK authorities refused to grant permission to re-export a large meat shipment. Officials sent a sample of the consignment for laboratory examination and discovered that it did not match best standards specifications mandatory in the UAE, the newspaper reported.

Thereafter, authorities spotted a large quantity of meat at the facility and proceeded to check it suspecting the lot could also not measure up to UAE standards. However, laboratory tests revealed the meat was infected with Salmonella.

RAK authorities have shut down the meat re-packaging factory and have decided to return the shipment to the country of origin. However, the facility has asked for time to resend the shipment back.

The case has been referred to Ras Al Khaimah court.