2 meat suppliers fined for passing beef off as mutton
Both losing licence; Govt may impose stiffer penalties for such offences
Published on Nov 8, 2012 6:00 AM
Two meat suppliers have been fined for passing beef off as mutton, with one given the maximum penalty.
Nabisha Mutton Supplier was ordered to pay $5,000 - the largest sum allowed under the Sale of Food Act. It also had its licence to sell meat revoked.
Basha Food Supplier was fined $4,000 under the Sale of Food Act and is due to lose its licence next week.
The suppliers were taken to court by the National Environment Agency (NEA).
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All confirmed cases will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Their licences to sell meat will be revoked.
Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan