Up to now the Mpika ZAMBEEF outlet is still selling the old stock of meat and other beef products containing Aromatic Aldehyde a chemical used to embalm dead bodies of human beings, Tumfweko has been briefed.
Asked one of the workers if they have removed the old stock he only said that all is from country choice which is not true.
“I even wonder if country choice has started producing mince , sausages, hooves and other beef products. Please send healthy inspectors to come and check this outlet, Before we get sick.” said the source.
Zambeef last week claimed it had with immediate effect recalled all imported beef products from its outlets in the country.
Zambeef Chief Executive Officer Francis Grogan announced at a media briefing in Lusaka on Friday last weeek that this is in view of recent media reports to the effect that there are dangerous levels of Aromatic Aldehydes in Zambeef’s imported beef products.
Mr. Grogan said the products have been withdrawn from market until the matter is fully investigated by the ministry of health to pave way for credible and transparent sampling and testing by the ministry and Zambeef themselves.
Mr. Grogan also said customers are the company’s main concern in the whole issue, stating that Zambeef would not knowingly supply them with sub standard products.