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Cofepris says Puerto Morelos Maxicarne, Chedraui meats found clean

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Citizen complaints about the meat being sold have led to an unannounced health inspection at Maxicarne/Chedraui in Puerto Morelos.

Javier Franciso Toledo Alvarado of the Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios, said that due to numerous citizen complaints against Maxicarne and Chedraui, officials paid an unscheduled visit to the establishments, finding them clean.

Toledo Alvarado explained that they received constant citizen complaints against the stores for selling meat — pork, beef and chicken — that customers felt was of poor quality.

He noted that weekly samples are taken from the meat and so far, have not found anything. “We attended to these two stores of Puerto Morelos in particular, but left without finding any anomaly. We also stood by and ensured that the operative personnel have the proper cleanings and their health cards are up to date,” he said.

Toledo Alvarado stressed that in the case of Maxicarne, they did not find any bacteria that could put the health of citizens at risk so there was no reason to sanction the company, however, he says they will continue to closely monitor the store.

He also said that by the end of the month, they are expecting to have a Cofepris office at Puerto Morelos, making the filing of consumer concerns much easier for local residents.