Majority of the meat vendors in Guwahati are violating government-approved norms

Guwahati: Alleging that majority of the meat vendors in Guwahati are violating government-approved norms, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has requested the meat sellers to slaughter animals certifying antemortem and post-mortem examination from the corporation.

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In a notification issued by the GMC said, “It has come to the notice of the Corporation that majority of the meat vendors are violating the norms laid down by the department while slaughtering animals and performing slaughter in their own premises as well as selling meat without following the procedures such as ante- and post-mortem examination from the GMC’s authorised veterinary doctors. Necessary action will be initiated against the defaulters.”

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Urging the people to purchase meat only from the approved and licensed vendors only, the Corporation further added: The kind of act is a gross violation of 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 among others.

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