Sheep Meat Rumor​

Sheep Meat Rumor

September 2019


Electronic microchips in sheep meat​​.

The Answer


In response to the rumour circulating through a video on social media regarding electronic chips being inserted in sheep meat intended for human consumption, ​it is important to note that the system we use to number and register sheep and goats is the RFID Ear Tag, not the electronic microchips that are only used to identify camels.

It is also important to note that electronic chips are disposed of using special devices by veterinarians at Dubai Municipality’s abattoirs, during routine veterinary post-mortem inspections.

We confirm the role of Dubai Municipality in ensuring the safety of the meat in Dubai markets and its freedom from all types of contaminants and health hazards.

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