664 Kilos of “Hot” Chicken in Dumaguete Public Market

“Hot” dressed chicken meat weighing a total of 664 kilos were confiscated last Wednesday evening, August 07, 2019. The chickens were caught inside the fish terminal of Dumaguete Public Market in violation of Department of Agriculture Administrative Order No. 6, series of 2012, otherwise known as the rules and regulations on hygienic handling of chilled frozen and thawed meat in markets.

“Renelyn” Chicken from Mandaue City, Cebu

Two meat inspectors, namely, Gerard Arafols and Eduardo Llosa, noticed discoloration of the dressed chicken aside from the foul smell, prompting them to confiscate the alleged hot meat placed in 27 trays. The “hot” chicken meat arrived at the fish terminal onboard a multi-cab owned by Brendon Desor, a resident of Barangay San Antonio, Sibulan town without a certificate of meat inspection.

City veterinarian Dr. Lourdes Socorro immediately ordered its confiscation for being unfit for human consumption and in violation of the provisions of the Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines. The meat has a “Renelyn” tag, the source of which is Mandaue City, Cebu.

Renelyn tag from Mandaue City, Cebu

On Thursday morning, the 664 kilos of chicken meat was placed in a condemned pit of the city slaughterhouse in Barangay Bajumpandan. Charles Tubog, head of the meat inspectors under the city veterinary office, supervised the disposal.

Effects of Eating Bad Chicken

One of the many effects of eating rotten chicken, spoiled chicken, or bad chicken is salmonella food poisoning.  Symptoms can begin as quickly as four hours or as long as 24 hours after eating contaminated food. These symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, or tenderness, chills, diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting and dehydration.

If meat products especially chicken, pork, beef, and chicken have foul smell and discoloration, dispose of right away. If consumed by accident, seek professional help from your doctor.

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