The Food and Economic Security Authority (ASAE), through the Southern Regional Unit - Santarém Operational Unit -, carried out, at the end of last week, "the execution of four search warrants, carried out within the scope of combating the crime of clandestine slaughter and marketing of abnormal, damaged or corrupt foodstuffs", in the municipalities of Batalha and Caldas da Rainha.

As a result of the action, explains the authority in a statement, the "seizure of 4,260 kg of meat products, namely sheep carcasses, frozen sheep meat, and frozen chicken, was determined, with an approximate value of 21,130 euros".

After carrying out an examination, the meat products were "sent for destruction or animal feed".