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Food Safety wing raids two eateries in Sealdah

Kolkata: The Food Safety wing of Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Friday raided two restaurants in Sealdah and collected samples of cooked food.
The drive was conducted following newspaper reports on two people who had been arrested for chopping off flesh from dead animals left in a carcass dumping ground.
The report said one of the arrested persons told the police that he used to sell the meat to a restaurant owner
in Sealdah.
Atin Ghosh, member, Mayor-in-Council (health) said the drive was conducted as a precautionary measure. He maintained that neither police nor
Enforcement branch personnel had informed the KMC about any such incident.
However, KMC will seek a report from them. Ghosh said KMC had conducted drives after it was reported in newspapers that dead chicken were sold to different markets in the city.
The KMC had collected 24 samples of both chicken and cooked food but nothing "abnormal" was found, he added.
Meanwhile, a six member team of Budge Budge municipality comprising councilors visited the carcass dumping ground on
Friday from where two persons were arrested for chopping off flesh from the dead animals. It was decided that gates will be installed and permanent security will be posted at the site.
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