eThekwini Municipality has warned the public not to eat contaminated meat and poultry products that were looted from a warehouse in Hammarsdale during the recent civil unrest.

The municipality said in a statement that the meat and poultry products that were looted from the Sequence Cold Storage Warehouse in Hammarsdale during the recent civil unrest were unsafe for consumption.

“The city’s environmental health department inspected the facility and found that the meat products from the warehouse could potentially be unsafe to consume. These perishable meat and poultry products were not being stored and transported at the correct temperatures,” eThekwini Municipality said in a statement.

“The public is therefore advised to urgently dispose of these products in a refuse bin and to take the refuse bag out on the scheduled collection day. The municipality urges the public not to bury or dump the contaminated food,” the city said.

eThekwini Municipality said that the city’s environmental health inspectors and the metro police will continue to monitor the situation.

For more information contact the eThekwini Municipality Environmental Health Department on 031 311 3555

Members of the SAPS and eThekwini Metro Police have embarked on a search for loot across Durban this week following the unrest. Electronic items such as fridges, washing machines and appliances have been confiscated and members of the public have been warned that it is a crime to buy or be in possession of stolen property.


Presh JM Reporter

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