By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
The Bushenyi-Ishaka municipal Animal husbandry Officer; Moses Bugyendo has ruled out formalin in meat sold in Bushenyi central market.
Formalin is a chemical meant for treating dead human bodies whereas Kampala butcher men allegedly use it to preserve meat. Chemists say that formalin can be dangerous to human health if it is consumed.
Bugyendo who is an expert in animal husbandry says following the discovery of formalin in Kampala meat, he made investigations and found out that butcher men in Bushenyi town cannot use any chemical to preserve meat.
He says each butcher man in Busheny is given a day to slaughter animals and sell meat, therefore there is no need to use any preservative.
He allayed fears among meat consumers in Bushenyi that the meat contains formalin.
A number of people had shunned meat on suspicion that it is preserved by use of formalin.
However, Bugyendo urged the meat consumers in Bushenyi to ensure that the meat bears veterinary officer’s stamp.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website