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Eight Chinese food restaurants closed in Cancun

Cancun, Q.R. – Eight Chinese food restaurants in Cancun have been closed by the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris).

Cofepris made the announcement yesterday after inspectors found what they said to be anomalies in the handling of the products as well as unidentifiable meat. Inspectors took samples of the meat that was being served and said it remains unidentified.

Miguel Alejandro Pino Murillo, director of Sanitary Risk Protection of the entity, said that after several denunciations were carried out, a verification operation was under way. He stressed that restaurants serving unidentifiable meat will not be allowed to continue selling such products that are deemed unsuitable for human consumption.

Each of the establishments will have to pay their fines before being allowed to reopen. There are approximately 140 Chinese restaurants throughout the state.