Colored chicken meat to look like the country, in a Romanian market
Police in Galați found in a market colored chicken meat with a yellow substance to look like country chickens.
The police seized 12 kilograms of poultry meat and fined the sellers following the raid on Galati's Bessarabian market, after several people complained that the chickens were discolored during cooking.
„The quantity of 12 kg. poultry meat was raised for confiscation and handed over to an authorized economic operator for destruction. The persons concerned (…) were fined 500 lei each. Also, in order not to be sanctioned, in the eyes of the people of the law, a third person fled from the scene of the act, abandoning an amount of 9.5 kg. bird meat, "announced the Press Office of the Galaţi Local Police.
According to the local police press office, after the first checks, the law enforcement officers found that the two people were telling potential buyers that the commercialized birds are raised in the yard, and they also have a specific color (yellow). The local police, who had information that the meat did not come from poultry raised in their own homes, but from shops, did a test and found that in contact with water, it immediately colored.
Local police found out from several Galatians that the chickens were discolored in contact with water.
"Several citizens informed us that they had bought" poultry "meat, but at the time of preparation they found that the water was becoming excessively yellow. In order to avoid such situations, we recommend the Galatians to purchase perishable products only from specially arranged and properly authorized places ”, said the head of the Commercial Activities Control Service and the Personnel Evidence Bureau, Dănuţ Munteanu.
The police will continue the controls in the Galati markets.