Dog and carcass meat fear: sale of non-veg cuisine halved in Kolkata eateries

Kolkata: Dog and carcass meat fear has halved the sale of non-vegetarian cuisine — mutton, chicken and pork dishes — across restaurants in Kolkata and its surrounding areas. Consequently the Hotel and Restaurants’ Association of Eastern India (HRAEI) has issued an urgent advisory on Monday to its members asking them to stick to buying meat only from registered suppliers.

The customer switched to fish and prawn, and even vegetarian dishes this weekend. ‘People are reacting to “rumours” about carcass meat having made its way to city eateries from dumpyards near Kolkata’ HRAEI members said.

Meanwhile 20 ton carcass meat has been seized from Kolkata. Shaikh Shamim a biryani joint owner in South Kolkata said he has suffered more than 60 per cent drop in sales. “On any normal day, we would procure 25-30 kg of meat. But, after the carcass rumour, the procurement has dropped to just 8 kg a day. It is a big setback,” owner Sheikh Shamim said.

Police also raided a whole sale chicken shop where it found diseased chicken besides rotten chicken.