Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) warns meat vendors for violating safety standards
The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has warned meat vendors of Guwahati for compromising safety standards in the time of this pendemic
The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has warned meat vendors in the city for violating the safety norms laid by the departments.A notice issued by the GMC Commissioner stated that majority of the meat vendors are violating the norms laid down by the departments while slaughtering animals and performing slaughter at their own premises as well as selling meats without following the due procedures.
The notice said such act is a gross violation of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules, 2001, Guwahati Municipal Corporation Slaughter House Act, 2012 coupled with registration and licensing provisions in terms of the Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006 and directions of the Supreme Court. In this time of pendemic, the GMC has asked all meat sellers to slaughter animals at designated places after certifying ante-mortem and post-mortem examination from the GMC's authorized veterinary doctors. In case of violations stern punitive actions will be taken against the meat vendors. The GMC has also requested citizens to purchase the meat from approved and licensed vendors only.