Meat consumers at risk as vet officers' strike bites

The health of meat consumers across the country is at risk due to the inability of technicians at the Veterinary Services to inspect animals killed by slaughterhouses across the country for public consumption.

The veterinary laboratory technicians ensure the consumption of healthy meat products by supervising activities in the abattoirs.

They have been  on strike since  January 27, 2016 and as such Veterinary Service professionals who have been positioned at slaughterhouses to inspect animals before being slaughtered have deserted their post. Animals are therefore being slaughtered without proper supervision as consumers’ health is put at risk.

The National President of the Veterinary Technicians, Emmanuel Eshun, in an interview with Onua News explained that the nation is in danger considering the outbreak of various animal diseases in the country.

He warned in their absence, slaughterhouses will slaughter any animal for the consumption of the general public irrespective of being infected with rabies, bird flu, anthrax and others.

By Maxwell Otoo/Onua 95.1 FM/

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