The warning was given by the Council’s Coordinator of food safety Alice Maungu after it was established the existence of traders in meat selling without adhering to regulations on hygiene.
She said unfaithful butchery owners cheat in order to make more money and added that there will be a special operation to inspect all butcheries.
She said butchery owners who will be found with meat that has not been inspected or without stamp by the health ministry and/or mix with bad meat will be dealt with sternly.
She also cautioned all traders in Tanga City to abide by the laws and other directives that govern the business sector so that they can remain in business.
She said she will not listen to any trader who will be found using logs for chopping meat many butchery owners can afford to purchase the electric machines.