‘Govt Department handling Zambeef samples took falsified analysis to court before’

Editor,

The Ministry of Health Laboratory Unit called “Food and Drug Control Laboratory (FDCL) is NOT a credible institution. Well trained investigative journalists are urged to dig into the archives of the Courts records. They will be shocked to discover that the FDCL was extensively used by the DEC to cook false results so as to secure convictions of the vulnerable people in the Courts of Law.

(a) A Court in Ndola realised that the DEC used false analysis produced by the FDCL to try and convict the Patel for importing cocaine plants from India; but defence lawyers successfully helped the Court establish the plant materials were actually spices.

(b) Another Court in Lusaka ruled that the FDCL had presented false analytical data in Court to the effect that cosmetic products that Mrs Musuka was exporting to South Africa were contaminated by mind-altering drugs.
Bonaventure Mutale and John Sangwa were the defence lawyers who respectively helped the Ndola and Lusaka Courts to expose the false analytical data executed by the FDCL.

The Patel family was a victim of the DEC whereas Mrs. Musuka was a victim of FTJ Chiluba who tried to inflict further punishment on the Late Ambassador Otema Musuka after being recalled from the Foreign Service.

In the case of the ZAMBEEF saga, if the meet was imported into Zambia, the question to raise is: WHICH OVERSEAS COMPANY USED FORMALIN (ALSO CHEMICALLY KNOWN AS FORMALDEHYDE) TO PRESERVE THE MEET? Yet Formalin smellsd so strongly that it can be easily detected. European and South African institutions could have detected these ‘drugs’ propagated by the DEC and their sponsors.

Mmembe is a DEADLY LIAR.

Mambwe

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67 Responses to "‘Govt Department handling Zambeef samples took falsified analysis to court before’"

  1. Consumer  June 25, 2013 at 16:44

    We Zambians should be very careful with such lies from these so called”intellectuals” honestly this is politics why having this poverty mentality you just to punish innocent souls… you’ve failed now you want others to fail also!

  2. fm-ine  June 25, 2013 at 07:12

    Fountain of feaces

  3. achewa eni eni  June 25, 2013 at 04:33

    Its all rubbish conjured up by enemies coz Zambeef refused to donate KR to the PF.

  4. sia'atimba sammy  June 24, 2013 at 21:39

    Unip formula. Nga wamonekela kuicha ila ze big satha

  5. kim  June 24, 2013 at 16:34

    I agree with you. Iys like all these chaps have been paid !! Let them use that money on offals and not play with our intelligence. It wont work. Zambeef is simply a criminal in this issue and no amount of ifyabupuba will change this.

  6. Aldehyde Beef Daka  June 24, 2013 at 16:32

    The multimillionaire contaminated or doped beef kingpin and Zambeef Chief Executive Officer Francis Grogan should surrender his passport together with his friend, his right-hand man and homosexual Carl Irwin Director of Strategy and Development
    Benzaldehyde has been classified as a hazardous substance by the United States Environmental Protection Agency

  7. The The Eyes of an Eagle up in the SKY.  June 24, 2013 at 15:10

    The best that zambeef can do is to fire all the 1500 workforce countrywide.Let us see what the PF govt will do with its kaponyas who it cheated with more jobs and yet there’s nothing now.

  8. Kaufella.  June 24, 2013 at 15:04

    This so called HEALTH inspectors are very very corrupt. I can tell u from experiance. They are only after money. Y dont they ask where is meat comming from , cooked by vendors outside Soweto market and in corridoors.Bastards.Look what they are doing to a GOOD business. Zambians, they r destroying our economy.

  9. pompwe  June 24, 2013 at 14:33

    Zambeef..prune the 1,500 youths and lets see what PF will do to their families….kekekeke…truth shall come out soon..

  10. Comrade John Kazembe  June 24, 2013 at 12:39

    In this ZAMBEEF saga,i see Zambeef hiring an Expensive white lawyer who will make these M’membe and friends go like yes!no! yes No! in court..wait and see this circus

    • THINKU  June 24, 2013 at 15:35

      Zambeef if my memory serves me right had its shares floated on the London Stock exchange, so bena Mmembe prepare your tuma lawyers, because for sure these share holders will take you on and cripple your ka newspaper with counter claimsof damages , when in desparation you will reveal the person who hatched this treacherous plot. Am a concerned consumer but i can see a lot of bufi in this whole claim and i can safely state that from here am passing through Zambeef to do my usual shopping.

      • FuManchu  June 24, 2013 at 23:02

        Right Thinku my fear though is abena Mmembe will somehow wash their hands when government has swallowed hook line and sinker and be the one to respond to international lawyers who will be representing shareholders and at the end of it all it will be the tax payer to foot the bill

  11. Mwanawachisi Mpongo  June 24, 2013 at 12:37

    Zambeef saga politically motivated period.

    • Puungwa  June 24, 2013 at 16:28

      Ba muzwa kule!

  12. peter  June 24, 2013 at 12:09

    Well as far as I am concerned proper evidence is needed before people start putting across such dangerous claims. We are only destroying ourselves in any case.

    • Apologist  June 25, 2013 at 07:19

      true

  13. PAMAFI (PF ) PARTY  June 24, 2013 at 11:02

    MASSIVE INFRUSTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS,CREATION OF DISTRICTS,MASSIVE RECRUITMENTS,MASSIVE SALARY INCEREMENTS FOR CIVIL SERVANTS,BLOATED GOVT……………WHERE WILL MONEY COME FROM SURELY?PF SHOULD SLOW DOWN. NO WONDER BUDGET OVERUN……PF DONT PRETEND….GOVT IS TRUELY BROKE. IAM AT MINISTRY OF FINANCE I KNOW IT.

  14. Monk Data  June 24, 2013 at 11:00

    Facts:

    1. “Aldehyde” is a family name (just like Banda, Mulenga, Nyambe, Sikazwe, or other chemical groups like Barbiturates, Ketones, Penicillins, Alcohols etc) that represents a huge group of both natural and synthetic compounds named aldehydes. Any member of the group tested for the presence of an aldehyde will actually test positive.

    Think about it this way: Put an ad in the newspaper stating that “KASONDE IS A MOST WANTED CRIMINAL”. The first question everyone would ask definitely is “Which Kasonde, right?” First name, NRC/Passport or just some form of ID isn’t it?

    Now you can see that there is massive idiocy on the side the Journalists and, Dr. Kasonde and his Ministry of Health to come and give such ridiculous half baked information. What they need to tell us is:

    a. The batch number/s of the products from which the samples were collected and the place where the samples were actually collected from, how many samples were tested, the method of collection, storage and processing so that we can repeat the test if required. Scientific research is about reproducibility of results. The research method i.e. sample size, sampling method etc used also would determine the generalisability of the findings.

    b. What methods were used i.e. The equipment and chemicals used, the procedures etc

    c. The actual chemical compound isolated, characterized and identified and its chemical formula.

    My experience with FDCL is that they CAN’T do such analytical tests because

    a. FDCL does not have the capacity to characterize an actual chemical molecule. They do not have the technology (equipment required is not available or nonfunctional)

    b. They do not have personnel with the technical expertise to carry out such tests.

  15. Umuntu 1  June 24, 2013 at 10:37

    Native; You are right. Am very sure ‘The Post’ have got it all wrong. We are watching……

    • spear  June 24, 2013 at 20:44

      Whenever a Zambeef truck is in the Ghetto to offload the remains from their apamwamba outlets like Kabulonga to the lower graded outlets in the compound , children always sing “ZAMBEEF NYAMA ZOOLA” . Its not the issue of who let the dogs out but is there substance in this revelation?. And if so,let the culprits know that the law was never meant to be fair but to be followed. MOTALITY ISSUES are common in this business. Know the sausage you eat

  16. Truth Seeker  June 24, 2013 at 10:34

    I beg you to be objective and sober, the whole thing is an orchestrated campaign to choke Zambeef or blackmail Zambeef.
    Zambeef imported the beef from which European country which would not detect this?Someone is trying to kill Zambeef without regard to thousands of employed by the company, the same people claim they are creating employment for Zambians.
    This case can’t stand in court

    • Tombisto  June 24, 2013 at 10:43

      True….that chemical smells like hell and could be easily detected even without using labs. Fred Mmembe thinks is fixing HH but its the jobs of many Zambians at stake here and not what Mmembe wants to do to HH. In any case how do u kill the company just to fix an individual who has a lot of options and money. The writing is on the wall….

    • Vizungu  June 24, 2013 at 11:22

      Initial Post report says ‘aromatic aldehydes’. Formalin (formaldehyde) is NOT an aromatic aldehyde, it’s an ‘ordinary aldehyde’ if you like, because it contains no ‘aromatic’ ring! No, let me stop here – this issue of definitions has almost been exhausted on other related stories and the posts thereof.

      My point is, as far as i have read, the issue of formalin coming in has developed due to assumptions and ‘comments’ from people who mentioned ‘chemicals used for embalming’ dead bodies, e.t.c.!

      Zambeef have sent samples to Eurofin Scientific (among other labs), which is a reputable laboratory to handle such. Not that the FDCL has no ‘competent’ analysts, the issue might be lack of equipment, e.g. FTIR for identification of the particular ‘aromatic aldehyde'(qualitative), or HPLC, GC-Mass Spec for determination of the concentration levels of the same(quantitative). Or maybe just chemical reference standards.

      Only when we know the particular ‘aromatic aldehyde'(there are hundreds) and the concentration levels will we be able to ascertain whether the offal,liver, ox-tail and what-not from Zambeef are UNWHOLESOME!

      Right know let me have some tea (laced with some disaccharide) and egg (spiked with a metallic chloride), and get back to work!

      • Native  June 24, 2013 at 13:28

        And still live to tell the tale!

  17. Fountain of Wisdom  June 24, 2013 at 10:30

    WHY IS THIS SITE AND UPND CADRES SEEM TO BE SO DEFENSIVE ON ZAMBEEF SAGA? I AM BEGGINING TO SUSPECT SOMETHING?

    • Jane Chinena  June 24, 2013 at 12:16

      fountain of Wisdom you actually sound like fountain of shit.

      • jk  June 24, 2013 at 15:44

        lol

      • jk  June 24, 2013 at 15:44

        lol

    • sopo  June 24, 2013 at 23:11

      The challenge is to move people from “kaponya” based reasoning to educated reasoning.

      Kaponya reasoning accuses, fights, beats based on innuendo, basic information and no scientific fact.

      Education relies on principle, research, repeatable tests, documentation and science.

      Some drunken, inexperienced lout of a certificate holder may find him/herself facing a “loss of business” law suit that is argued by a battalion of good lawyers and eminent scientists. It will be really bad!

  18. joseph mac  June 24, 2013 at 10:30

    you cant keep a good man down

  19. joseph mac  June 24, 2013 at 10:29

    political issues

  20. Zed@crossroad  June 24, 2013 at 10:23

    Formaldehyde is a chemical with characteristic smell which is easy to be detected, anyone who has dealt with this chemical will know this. What is bothering is the level of hate harbored by bwinjifumu Judge and journalist. He is so bent of destroying a person even when it will have more people in the process. His is only to increase the number of papers he is selling then anything else. If a company is supplying this product to Zambia let it be identified and litigation process start at once.

  21. Umuntu 1  June 24, 2013 at 10:17

    Based on my understaning Zambeef imported offal set (i.e. Kidney,Liver,Offals) like any food imports are scrutinised by exporting countries and accompanied by certified documentation from respective goverment (USA, UK, Ireland etc) authorities assuring that food is safe for human consumption.
    Further, Zambeef buys all its Cattle from Small scale farmers mainly from southern province and have them slaughtered at there respective abbattoirs in the presence of Vet officers. Vet officers verify whether the carcass is good or bad/condemned). If condemened, Vet officers themselves dispose off the carcass and the farmer makes a lose as its not a purchase to Zambeef.
    ALL MEAT (i.e. Steak,T-Bone,Mince etc) IS FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
    The question is where did FDCL get the samples from? Do you think a company that is fuuly aware that its products are contaminated can go ahead and import 2 more loads of offal set?
    WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL WITH THE WAY THIS ISSUE IS BEING PUBLICIZED IN THE PRINT MEDIA.

  22. giggo  June 24, 2013 at 10:06

    What happend to zambia cold storage coperation,this is all we zambians wanted.the politicians managed to finish it and came up with zambeef and so someone has an idear of bringing up his own thing hence putting zambeef in s….

  23. Suggestor  June 24, 2013 at 09:30

    what do you fool do here?got to http://www.postzambia.com and read your trash there, noone is holding a gun to your empty head forcing you to read the WD stories. I dont read your post neither do I visit their site, i reserve it for fools like you but what i dont understand is why you continue to come to a site you just love to hate

  24. neverseenanidiotlikeyouallmylife!  June 24, 2013 at 09:29

    No need to get hysterical here, let the investigations reveal whether the used aromat is fit for human consumption…period! You guys want to play double roles!

    • Native  June 24, 2013 at 10:38

      Why would you waste time enquiring whether a dog is male or female when it wears no clothes? Just take a closer look and the idiocy ceases!

  25. Mubanga  June 24, 2013 at 09:23

    We all know that this whole saga is politically motivated!
    But it wont go anywhere!

    • Suggestor  June 24, 2013 at 09:32

      ya only bankrupt minds can believe the lies from bwijimfumu & co.

  26. MALEKANI  June 24, 2013 at 09:20

    This whole thing is politic . Rememeber the President when he exposed HH’S BANK ACCOUNTS he further said HH WAS SUPPLING ZAMBEEF . SO NOW WHAT YOU SHOULD BE KWON IS THAT SATA WANTS CUT OFF MONEY SUPPLY TO HH

  27. papa G  June 24, 2013 at 09:06

    Pipo ni finga twalya mu zambia muno bane!We were once sold fish at the garden sewage ponds in lusaka,consider the pipo who work 4 zambeef mwe bantu.Famillies!Am not saying zambeef is innocent either.

  28. PMM  June 24, 2013 at 09:05

    Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock issues import permits of all meat products! Check/Confirm with the Ministry! This is sabotage of the highets order to ZAMBEEF!

  29. Mulenga Chilufya  June 24, 2013 at 09:02

    Zambeef should be picketed and have their outlets boycotted! Government should take stern action against them for selling meat products bound to harm the Zambian people. If anything, they have their license withdrawn and closed for similar business. They should not be treated with “kid gloves”.

    • Vizungu  June 24, 2013 at 10:24

      Why?

    • Jane Chinena  June 24, 2013 at 12:18

      Mulenga that chemical is uaed in alot of preserved foods which you have been eating your entire life only that it’s in negligible quantities.

  30. riddick  June 24, 2013 at 09:00

    pf retards

  31. Wasu  June 24, 2013 at 08:51

    All this is bull kwena, zambia cudve bin full of zombies by now at the rate we have been eating ifimbombo nefiya shala ku zambeef, i personally wont even think twice abt buying nafuti lelo after work, better than muma butchary yafiko mu ghetto, plaese do tests on the meat sold pa kontama ku soweto, am sure bateria mwalasanga not even hyena can survive it but still u let pipo boil and eat it…please Zambeef reserve a prime steak for me, il pass through after 5pm, cheers.

  32. kats  June 24, 2013 at 08:48

    whether Food and Drug Lab does not give proper analysis results or not Ministry of health should have acted swiftly. There are procedures to be followed and i believe both ZAMBEEF and MOF have not worked together in the interest of all parties namely ZAMBEEF as a business unit and Ministry of Health on behalf of the people of Zambia.
    Other credible Labs should have been used by submitting split samples for analysis. We know what to do but someone wants to make money through corruption or other form of charges.
    Good luck guys i stopped buying ZAMBEEF product way back in 2005 and stopped using Food and Drug Lab their procedures and analysis results were not satisfactory.CHOICE meat…..Please

    • everlasting joy  June 24, 2013 at 11:17

      Message to the Zambia Laboratory Association (ZNLA), please continue pushing for all the laboratories in Zambia so that they are accredited especially to IEC/ISO 17025 standards. At the moment there is no laboratory which is accredited in Zambia apart from only one on the Copperbelt.A lab that is not accredited can not stand and proclaim that they are right. In the case of ZAMBEEF an accredited lab must retest the samples and give a proper report.The learned doc is acting immotionally when his lab is not even accredited to ISO 17025

  33. nkolomba  June 24, 2013 at 08:29

    lets wait and see my brothers lets not argue among ourselves..time will tell who is wrong ana light

  34. Clever  June 24, 2013 at 08:28

    It is like the poor people want everyone to be buying meat from Chongwe.

  35. Fougarcon  June 24, 2013 at 08:19

    He isn’t a liar. He’s Lozi. Comes with the territory.

    • Native  June 24, 2013 at 08:35

      Fougarcon, Fred M’membe is reportedly a “colored”, in that he’s half lozi and half bemba. The half part of him that’s lying is open to speculation!

  36. confu.  June 24, 2013 at 08:15

    FDCL is a MAFIA LAB specializing in covert operations fixing perceived political opponents of the GRZ. they have NO moral right to destroy a credible company like Zambeef. let some credible LABS outside this BUFI state carry out the tests

  37. serina  June 24, 2013 at 08:10

    Are zambeef products from abroad only sold in Zambia? Am sure with such scientific discoveries, the cure for AIDS Will be discovered in Zambia very soon.

  38. kapoko  June 24, 2013 at 07:37

    Zambeef is innocent until proven guilty,,lets continue buying their products and get fat,morever they are cheaper. The govt wants to divert from issues of subsidies…lets hummer the govt on issues of subsidies and by- elections that have rocked our young ever democracy.

    • kim  June 24, 2013 at 16:37

      Guilty until proven innocent. Why are you protecting them?? Trully the devils’ advocate!!!

  39. son  June 24, 2013 at 07:29

    ANSWER ME:DOES IT MEAN THAT COUNTRIES LIKE SOUTH AFRICA,UK,GERMAN ETC DONT HAVE CREDIBLE PEOPLE TO DETECT FORMALIN?I NEED YOUR SERIOUSE ANSWER YOU FDCL

  40. Native  June 24, 2013 at 07:20

    Rizzo, There is really nothing to deny, aromatic compounds ARE PERMITTED food additives and preservatives. Except for benzene most are vegetable based and non toxic to animals and human. As usual we’re “functional illiterates” in zambia. WHY IS THERE NO EVIDENCE OF OCCURRENCE OF ANY KIND OF TOXIC SHOCK IN CONSUMERS OF ZAMBEEF PRODUCTS AS WOULD WHEN YOU EAT POISON MUSHROOM OR DRINK “MUNKOYO” BREWED FROM THE WRONG TUBER?

  41. Native  June 24, 2013 at 07:18

    There is really nothing to deny, aromatic compounds ARE PERMITTED food additives and preservatives. Except for benzene most are vegetable based and non toxic to animals and human. As usual we’re “functional illiterates” in zambia. WHY IS THERE NO EVIDENCE OF OCCURRENCE OF ANY KIND OF TOXIC SHOCK IN CONSUMERS OF ZAMBEEF PRODUCTS AS WOULD WHEN YOU EAT POISON MUSHROOM OR DRINK “MUNKOYO” BREWED FROM THE WRONG TUBER?

  42. Mwape  June 24, 2013 at 07:13

    but if the government is a thinking gov.

    They would have found better ways to engage the company to protect its existence considering the number of employees the company has country wide.

    • Native  June 24, 2013 at 07:29

      Mwape, in this one single and “seemingly stupid” scientific accusation govt IS GOING TO SUBSIDIZE A RICH COMPANY, ZAMBEEF. There is more to this than meets the eye. “White collar” theatrics at work.

    • kim  June 24, 2013 at 16:31

      Nabamilipila already??

  43. ba guy  June 24, 2013 at 07:05

    Ba watchdog why are you defending Grogan? This guy is a crook. Come to huntley farm and you will see what we are talking about. Interview a few employees from the processing plant and you will say ‘yes’

  44. Wilson . m . Moyo  June 24, 2013 at 06:55

    The Zombies at the post will do anything to finish whoever is on the way as long as they do not like them or have crossed path. The best is to let the health handle this but Zambeef has already been found guilty by the Zombie Fred.

  45. Confused Diplomat  June 24, 2013 at 06:09

    The world is watching! Which country of origin did the meat come from?

  46. Rizzo  June 24, 2013 at 06:07

    well zambeef in their statement have NOT denied that they dont use those chemicals neither did they address that aspect directly

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