Kolkata: The Administrative Department of Calcutta University and Jadavpur University are expressing great concerns after a recent revelation came to light which are highly detrimental to human body on ingestion.
The secretary of Board Residence of Calcutta University has visited and taken stock of the hostels and asked to stay alert. The Super and the Assistant Super of the hostel are being asked not to bring any packed meat for the students.
It has been reportedly known on Saturday from the arrested suspects that such dead meats are mixed with fresh ones after treating them with a series of chemicals and then sent to the departmental stores as frozen items.
The dead meat is allegedly being treated with chemicals such as formalin, lead sulphate and aluminium sulphate to make it appear fresh and cut off the stench. A cold storage in Rajabazar was recently raided by the police who recovered around 20 tonnes of meat which are suspected to be from the carcasses of the dead animals.
Alongside the state police, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has also started collecting meat samples from several food vendors and suppliers which are to be sent both to the state forensic laboratories and get tested in the civic body lab.
Doctors concerned over chemicals used to treat dead meat.