Court orders seized meat to be destroyed

An article published by the Swindon Advertiser has revealed that nearly half a tonne of food belonging to a Swindon caterer is to be destroyed after it was revealed he was taking a delivery of raw meat from a pet food supplier.

It was reported that, during an investigation into the pet food company, Royly Da Silva of Royal Food was caught buying unmarked meat from an unrefrigerated truck. During questioning, Da Silva did admit that the purchased meat came from the pet food supplier, although he could not say exactly where the meat originated.

In the past 37-seven-year-old Da Silva has supplied Goan and Indian food to various events.

Reports claim that further investigation revealed the food was stored in a garage in an unsatisfactory condition, prompting environmental health officers to take away 450 kilograms of food.

This subsequently encouraged Swindon Borough Council to go before Swindon Magistrates Court requesting an emergency order to have the food destroyed and to stop Da Silva having future use of the garage, according to the Swindon Advertiser.

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