Van load of illegal raw meat set to be sold on black market destroyed

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Van load of illegal raw meat set to be sold on black market destroyed
13th June 2014

A van-load of illegally slaughtered raw meat stored in bin bags destined for sale on the black market has been destroyed. 

Some of the meat still contained spinal cord and wool attached to it - making it not fit for animal or human consumption.

Cuts of meat - called ‘smokies’ because the flesh and fur are left on and then scorched - were found in bags alongside buckets of blood residue and cuts if liver in the back of a dirty van after it was stopped by police. 

The grim findings were destroyed by Croydon Council food safety officers after they found no health or origin markings, the bags were not labelled and there was no documentation in the van relating to the meat. 

The council was awarded £2,350 to be paid by the van driver at Croydon Magistrates Court on Tuesday. 

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