KOCHI: Expressing apprehensions over the supply of Tsunami meat for making various bakery items, the office-bearers of Bakers Association Kerala (BAKE) said that they will reward people who give them information about the storage of stale meat.
The association will also give Rs 50,000 as reward to police officials who would publish the names of eateries in the city that are using Tsunami meat, association president A Noushad said at a meeting of the Association office-bearers.
“We have already announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh to those who will give information about the storage of Tsunami meat. We also appreciate the statement made by the police officials who conducted the raids the other day at Kaloor market. They said that Tsunami meat is mainly supplied to the bakeries in the city to make items like cutlets and puffs. Hence these police officials should also be responsible enough to name those bakeries and eateries. We would give a reward of Rs 50,000 to officials who are ready to publish the list,” he added.
He further said that BAKE believes that no bakeries in Kerala are using Tsunami meat for preparing non-vegetarian items.
“If any of the bakeries are using Tsunami meat, we believe that BAKE has the responsibility to take the initiative to close down such outlets. We also request the bakers who use meat, to buy it directly from the vendors and ask them to slice the meat in their presence,” he added.
At the meeting held in Kochi, BAKE State secretary Vijesh Viswanath and office bearers V P Abdul Salim and Navya Biju also spoke.