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ZRA joins hunt for aromatic aldehydes, impounds Zambeef trucks at border

June 24
11:57 2013
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The two trucks as they were being inspected at Katima border Monday morning

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PF cadres working at border looking for aromatic aldehydes in the truck

Two Zambeef trucks transporting meat products, have been impounded by the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) at the Katima-Mulilo border post in Western Province.

Following a malicious campaign by the Post newspaper, Zambeef is being investigated for  allegedly flooding the local market with products believed to contain dangerous levels of aromatic aldehydes.

According to the Zambian media controlled by the regime, aromatic aldehydes is used to embalm dead bodies which could cause organic cancer in humans.

ZNBC reported Sunday night thaat the trucks were believed to be carrying kidneys and offals imported from Ireland and being transported through, the Port of Walvis Bay in Namibia enroute to Zambia.

ZRA officials also impounded 12 trucks carrying Tilapia-Fish belonging to Capital Fisheries that were entering the border post in Sesheke.

Sesheke District council secretary, Given Muleya said the Zambeef trucks had been impounded following instructions from the Ministry of Health and Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA).

Mr Muleya said in an interview with TV2, that the trucks would only be released after inspections on the products, were conducted.

The meat supplier had withdrawn all imported beef products from its outlets in Zambia until Government fully investigates the allegations against it.

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