2 meat suppliers fined for passing beef off as mutton
Both losing licence; Govt may impose stiffer penalties for such offences
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).
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