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Company caught mashing rotten meat in cement mixer before selling it to restaurants

By Mason White 12:52 PM October 4, 2017
Raw meat (illustration)
Raw meat (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

The owner of a meat processor was caught selling rotten meat to restaurants despite getting a warning from the health department, according to prosecutors in the United Kingdom.

59-year-old Sukru Ahmet, who owned and operated UK Chicken Doner and Poultry Ltd, which is based in Swanley, Kent, was arrested on 21 counts of violating food safety standards.

He appeared before a judge at the Maidstone Crown Court, where he was sentenced to serve four months in jail.

According to the police investigation, health inspectors warned Ahmet that he could not operate a business without a license, but he ignored them.

One day, Ahmet’s health inspectors raided the makeshift processing plant, where they found six tons of rotten meat.

Rotten meat was also found in a cement mixer, which Ahmet used to mash the meat for kebabs.

The inspectors determined that the meat was not fit for human consumption and it was seized.

Ahmet claimed that he was selling the meat as pet food and not for human consumption.

In addition to the prison sentence, Ahmet was ordered to pay $75,000 in fines and court costs.