Some residents of Chipata in Eastern province have vowed to continue buying ZAMBEEF meat products because they feel whatever chemicals the company is accused of using to keep their imported products fresh has no effect on them.
A snap survey in the district found that most residents would not stop consuming meat products from ZAMBEEF as they felt that there was nothing wrong with the products.
Mwanida Phiri of Kapata Township in Chipata said her family had been eating Zambeef meat products for a longtime that even now that it was discovered of having the chemicals which were used to embalm bodies, they would continue consuming the products.
“If the chemical is harmful, we could have seen by now so there is no difference between before and now,” she said.
And John Mtonga of the same township said he would continue buying meat from ZAMBEEF for his family because he saw nothing wrong with the products.
Mr Mtonga argued that chemicals were used in almost everything that was edible including maize which needed fertiliser at various stages of its growth.