PF govt now orders Zambeef meat with aldehyde out of the market

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Government has recalled from the market all of Zambeef’s meat product that have tested positive of aldehyde a chemical which some people say is harmful.

Health Minister, Joseph Kasonde said government has done its investigations which has proved that some of the imported meat contains the chemicals.Dr. Kasonde said on Thursday that the meat has been recalled to protect the public.

He has also started that government might consider taking other options or cause of action after consulting stakeholders on the health effect of the product.

And Commerce Minister, Emmanuel Chenda has has expressed sadness at the development emerging from the company. He has since challenged  the Zambia Bureau of Standards to be vigilant and not allow products that may endanger people.

Zambeef has although denied the accusations.

But a Senior Lecturer in the School of Natural Sciences Namboole Moses Munkombwe wonders why there has been so much talk of the chemical which he says is not a problem.

“Aromatic aldehydes are not a problem,” Munkombwe said. “They are simply added to meat products for the aroma as the name suggests. Aroma is just a nice scent.”


6 Responses to PF govt now orders Zambeef meat with aldehyde out of the market

  1. Bravo PF

    nkole mukuka
    June 21, 2013 at 9:00 am

  2. I would like well informed profssors to enlight the publick about this issue rather just one man shut off every one and say he knows better

    June 21, 2013 at 10:01 am

  3. Drama. The Professor from UNZA Vs a Council Public Inspector Officer with a certificate from NRDC

    We shall see who will win.

    Kabili even in PF such a fight is common. Once a Kabwata PF Constituency Official a Salibaji(sp) told off Kambwili ati u Give youth empowerment funds to Girl Friends.

    Let the fight begins!!!!

    Mpangula Mputyu
    June 21, 2013 at 11:10 am

  4. Very worrying

    Samuel Chibale
    June 21, 2013 at 11:15 am

  5. There are many types of Aromatic aldehydes and used for various purposes so which one did they find. if its p-ethylbenzaldehyde (EBAL) it is used as a flavor and fragrance. Guys goggle the Aromatic aldehydes and learn more

    June 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm

  6. It really worrying and the Government should investigate the matter and the culprits must be brought to book.Honestly speaking how can someone do such a thing to his fellow human being.This satanism.God have mercy on us

    June 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm

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