400 kilos of mishandled meat, suspected “botcha” seized in a market in Manila

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  • 400 kilograms of mishandled and suspected hot meat or “botcha” were confiscated by the Veterinary Inspection Board (VIB) of Manila
  • The authorities were unable to catch the vendors of the seized meat
  • The consumers were advised to be vigilant and double-check the meat they are buying

400 kilograms of mishandled and suspected hot meat or “botcha” were confiscated by the Veterinary Inspection Board (VIB) of Manila in a market in Manila on Friday.

The Manila VIB was conducting its routine inspection when they saw the suspicious meat displayed along the sidewalks.

“Nakita namin ‘yung mga karne na hindi magaganda kaya hinuli natin kitang-kita naman sa quality ng karne na ito ay hindi dumaan sa inspeksiyon at ito ay suspected botcha,” said Nicanor Santos of the Manila VIB.

[We’ve seen the poor quality of the meat and it’s obvious that it didn’t undergo inspection that’s why we seized it.]

The suspected “hot meat” or “botcha’ were inside bayong (wooven basket) while the mishandled frozen meat were displayed on a tray.

However, the authorities were unable to catch the vendors of the seized meat.

“Definitely it will cause harm ‘yung sakit marami pwede [the diseases] diarrhea, food poisoning, marami,”  said VIB officer-in-charge Alberto Burdeos.

The consumers were advised to be vigilant and double-check the meat they are buying.

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