The city of Jerusalem closed two butcher shops this week, one in Givat Mordechai and the other on Yafo Street, due to serious violations of health protocol. In the Shachal Street branch of Maayan 2000, inspectors found almost 40 kilos of meat not fit for human consumption, meat stored at insufficiently cold temperatures, meat stacked on the floor rather than in a refrigerator, and meat stored alongside poisonous cleaning supplies and next to dairy products, creating a risk of cross-contamination.
At the Yafo Street branch, inspectors found 90 kilos of meat past its expiration date that was available for sale. In addition, an open sewer pipe at the scene was deemed likely to lead to cross-contamination that could threaten public health. Some of the meat was stored on the floor rather than in a refrigerator.