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Man hunt launched for fake meat inspectorPosted: April 12, 2012
Officers of the St. Ann Health Department, and the Police, are on the hunt for an individual, who is posing as a meat inspector, in some sections of the parish.
The imposter, is reportedly working in areas such as Sturge Town, Brown's Town, and the Dry Harbour region, and is approving meat for sale, in the Brown's Town Market.
Irie FM News was told that this illegal meat inspection was recently uncovered in the Brown's Town Market, where several carcasses were seen with stamps, not approved by the St. Ann Health Department.
The carcasses were seized by inspectors.
When contacted today (April 12) Chief Public Health Inspector for St. Ann, Karen Brown confirmed the illegal activity.
She says a search was on for the culprit.
Ms. Brown, however, refused to make further comment on the matter claiming that the investigation was at a delicate stage, and too much information disclosure, could jeopardize the work of the police.
Meanwhile, the St. Ann Chief Public Health Inspector is warning members of the public, to be aware of this fake meat inspector.
Ms. Brown says his activities may pose a serious health risk, as persons can be exposed to meat not fit for consumption.