Probe urged on tainted meat imports in Bahrain
Manama, August 1, 2013
Twenty-two meat products imported into Bahrain have been pulled off the shelves following the discovery of pork and horsemeat in them, prompting a call for legal action by consumer protection activists, a report said.
A total of 172 frozen and canned meat brands, which were labelled beef and sold at supermarkets and fast food chains in Bahrain, were tested by the Health Ministry in collaboration with the laboratories at the Arabian Gulf University.
Six of them contained pork while 16 contained horsemeat, it was revealed yesterday.
"They have been immediately removed from the market and places selling the products, which were labelled 'Halal', have been fined," said a ministry official.
However, consumer protection activists are demanding action against those responsible and are urging people, who consumed the contaminated products, to take legal action. – TradeArabia News Service