Zambeef meat tests ‘Negative’

ZambeefGovernment has cleared the two Zambeef trucks that were intercepted after being suspected of carrying meat containing the chemical aromatic aldehydes.
According to ZNBC News monitored by the Zambian Eye, test on the meat on the two impounded trucks are showing no signs of the chemical.

Health Minister Joseph Kasonde says the two trucks have since been released to deliver the products to Zambeef stores.

Dr. Kasonde however says results from the tests taken to South Africa and Germany for the other meat products that was tested positive in Zambia are not yet out.

The Minister has however maintained that inspections on food products entering the country will continue to ensure all foods are fit for human consumption.

Government last month intercepted two trucks belonging to Zambeef after being suspected of containing the said chemicals which is also used to embalm dead bodies and causes cancer.

Dr. Kasonde also told parliament in a ministerial statement that preliminary tests on some imported Zambeef products had trace of the chemical Aromatic Aldehydes.

Zambeef was at the centre of attention last month after a story from one of the daily newspaper that the company was selling products containing the harmful chemicals.