Published: 00:01, 14 August 2014
A horrified motorist took photos after she spotted a consignment of unrefrigerated meat crawling with flies being delivered to a town shop.
The woman, who doesn’t want to named, was parked directly behind the van when the carcass of an animal was unloaded and taken into Lahore meat suppliers at 61 High Street, Sittingbourne.
She said: “I have never seen anything like it in a public area, the flies in the van are what first got my attention then the meat laying there uncovered on broken down cardboard boxes with the metal sack barrow laying on top.
“I have not eaten from there and do not ever intend to. I just wanted to make potential customers aware.”
The dodgy delivery was reported to Swale council by a member of the public after images started circulating on Facebook.
A spokesman for the local authority said: “The matter was investigated on Monday. The food business operator was aware of the issue and was extremely upset that this had occurred. He has advised the delivery company that he would not accept further deliveries in this condition.
“The council has written to the environmental health department [at Newham council] where the delivery company is situated to advise them of the complaint so they may be able to take any action they deem necessary.”
Muhammad Zaib, who works at the store, said: “We had a complaint and we sent that delivery back and told them we won’t take deliveries in that state in the future.
“The next delivery received on Friday was fully wrapped and in a refrigerated van. We will be monitoring the situation.
“A health officer from the council visited on Monday and we gave them the name of the supplier and told her she can check we have already made a complaint with them.”
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