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Foodies of Kolkata Face a Meat Crisis The weekend saw a sharp dip is the sale of meat-led dishes after reports of confiscation of frozen carcass meat

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KOLKATA, the glutton’s paradise, is facing a non-veg crisis after reports appeared that 20 tonnes of carcass meat were confiscated from an ice factory, ready to be processed and sold.

The weekend saw a sharp dip is the sale of meat-led dishes at restaurants with diners preferring fish and even vegetarian dishes, the Times of India newspaper reported.

The city famed for its many restaurants specialising in Biryani and Mughlai cuisine has been scared by the reports with people suspecting dog and cat carcass meat from the city’s dumpyards finding its way to the market.

 

Packaged meat is popular in cities as it is easy to procure and prepare, thanks to the mushrooming of many neighbourhood cold cut shops and e-commerce platforms delivering orders within a few hours.

Earlier, ‘fresh’ meat was usually bought from the many small and roadside shops of Kolkata. Health experts are now recommending buying fresh meat or branded products of packaged meat to be safe and avoid health issues.

The foodies of Kolkata clearly have not had it so tough and it seems fish and vegetarian dishes will find some favour and flavour till the ‘strong fears about meat’ dies down.

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