Quebec to investigate meat packaging

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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MONTREAL, Quebec – The Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has launched an investigation into allegations of butchers changing "best before" dates and repackaging products to extend the shelf-life of meats, the Montreal Gazette reported.

An undercover video taken by Radio-Canada revealed some retailers changed labels on meat and poultry packages to deceive consumers about the freshness of the products. The video prompted Quebec Agriculture Minister Pierre Paradis to order a review of federal and provincial regulations.

No incidents of foodborne illness or adverse reactions have been reported in association with consumption of repackaged meat, the Gazette reported.
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