AHS closes Edmonton Halal meat market after grime, mouse droppings, rotting meat discovered

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) ordered Edmonton Halal Meat & Bangladeshi Groceries at 3480 93 – Street in Edmonton to clean up

The Oct. 15 order shows that the shelves in the grocery area were accumulating grime and mouse droppings.

Mouse droppings were also in the back hall leading to the washroom.

In addition, the cutting boards accumulated rotting meat in the crevices. The meat band saw was left at room temperature, accumulated meat debris and wasn’t being cleaned and sanitized after use.

Blood was observed on the walk-in cooler door and handle as well as on the door leading to the washroom.

The AHS order also said used staff socks were observed on the floor in the cutting room.

Fallen meat pieces were observed on the floor throughout the walk in cooler. Meat trimmings not meant for consumption are scattered throughout the walk-in cooler on the floor and shelves.

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The meat grinder had meat debris splatter and used soiled utensils stored in the ‘clean’ trough.

Unfinished and blood saturated wood shelving was used in the walk-in cooler.

Cut meat splatter accumulated along the walk-in cooler wall and ceiling around the band saw.

No sanitizer solution was available during the inspection. No sanitizer chemicals were available to make a sanitizing solution.

Single-use soiled and unsanitary styrofoam meat packaging was stored on top of clean meat packaging.

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Staff told the public health inspector that the meat processing equipment used throughout the day is only cleaned at the end of the day.

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Bulk bags of peas and rice were stored on the cutting room floor and filthy office floor.

-george@albertapressleader.ca

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