Members of Task Force Botagoy of the Bacolod City government confiscated and destroyed 40 kilos of suspected hot meat from a vendor at Libertad Market recently.
Rex Juplo, OIC-city veterinary officer, said they were conducting inspection and monitoring at Libertad Market when they spotted Danny Roa of Brgy. Mansilingan, on board a tricycle with a polyethylene garbage bag containing the hot meat.
He said Roa tried to deny that it was in the polyethylene bag and declared it as garbage but when the enforcers opened it they saw a hastily-slaughtered pig.
Roa tried to run away from the enforcers but was caught and detained at Station 6, but released later.
Juplo said they warned Roa against violating city ordinance 459 that prohibits the distribution and sale of meat not processed at the new slaughter house in Brgy. Handumanan.
He also reminded the consuming public not to buy hot meat during the holiday season to avoid illnesses and infections that can be harmful to health.
The meat was destroyed by pouring creoline solution on it and burying at the new slaughterhouse compound, Juplo added.*LTG