800kg Undocumented, Abandoned Processed Meat Seized in Calbayog City
By Marie Tonette Grace Marticio
Calbayog City, Samar – At least 800 kilograms of undocumented and abandoned local sausages (chorizo) were confiscated through a joint counteraction operation by the city veterinary office, CIDG 8, Philippine Coastguard and PNP at Calbayog City Port on Tuesday morning.
The joint posse headed by Dr. Gerard De Guzman, Asst. City Veterinarian intercepted at least three consignees loading apple boxes filled with chorizo on different conveyance bound for Catarman and Catbalogan City, Samar, as well as San Jose, Northern Samar.
One of the consignees, Elden Eldoloverio who was caught loading 10 boxes or 550 kilograms of chorizo was not able to present his documents when asked for their shipping permits and license to operate, which prompted the team to confiscate the meat products.
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