Retailers Accused of Selling Old Imported Meat in Trinidad & Tobago

20 June 2016, at 12:00am

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - The Poultry Association of Trinidad and Tobago has accused supermarkets of selling frozen imported chicken leg quarters from the US that may be over 180 days old and unfit for human consumption.

Head of the Association Robin Phillips Phillips told a Joint Select Committee meeting on food fraud at Parliament last week that the leg quarters are marketed in the US as 'pet meat', meaning they can be bought cheaply and sold on to consumers in Trinidad and Tobago, according to Caribbean 360.

However, supermarket association authorities said imported meat was safe.