Meat seized

The Corporation health officials seized 75 kg of domestic fowl’s meat from a street vendor who was selling the item without licence from near Old Bus Stand, here on Wednesday.

The vendor was selling the meat from a motorcycle.

The motorcycle was also seized.

City Health Officer R. Selvakumar told The Hindu that the meat was sold by R. Nandagopal (45), a resident of V.O.C Nagar near Mannarai in the city, in packets of small quantities to the other street sellers.

Dr. Selvakumar said that further investigation revealed that Nandagopal held the license for a shop to sell frozen edible products which too had jumped the expiry five months back.

“Criminal prosecution will be initiated against him for selling meat under unhygienic circumstances and thereby, causing threat to the public health,” he added.