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A raw meat
shipment to a Chinatown food retailer in Hawaii was reportedly wilfully fed it to clientele after it fell ‘skin-down’ on the sidewalk.


Department of Health (DOH) was informed of the incident by a passerby who took
a photo of the meat on the sidewalk and contacted the organization.

By the time
the DOH arrived, the meat had already been served to customers.

Still in

Chun’s Meat
Market – the offending retailer – had the right to refuse the evidently soiled
product, but accepted it anyway, cooking it and cleaning it before selling it
to patrons.

employees were then reportedly ‘educated’ by DOH workers on better practices.

business is still in operation.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.