Health officials respond to troubling video of raw meat delivery at Warren market

Video shows unwrapped raw meat piled in shopping cart

WARREN, Mich. – Video and pictures of unwrapped raw beef piled in a shopping cart outside Warren Food Market have prompted health officials to respond to the handling of the meat.

As the video made its rounds online, it didn't take long for people to start asking questions. The delivery was being made to the market on 10 Mile Road near Ryan Road.

"That's disgusting. That's unsanitary," the woman who took the photos said.

She doesn't want to be identified, but her Facebook post has gone viral after she took photos of a man loading 200 pounds of raw beef into a shopping cart in the parking lot of Warren Food Market.

"For you to put it in a shopping cart, and no telling it was hot earlier," she said.

Employees at Warren Food Market said they saw the man loading the beef in the cart, and the $800 worth of beef is in their freezer.

"I have no concern about this," an employee said.

When the questions got tougher, Local 4 was directed to speak to the wholesaler, Nazem Saad Halal Meat.

Nazem Saad said they used the cart because the two boxes carrying the meat broke.

"When they lifted it, the meat came out," Saad said.

He said he saw the photos being taken.

"I don't think it is a big deal," Saad said.

Officials said this isn't a proper food handling method, and it's unsanitary. Customers on social media agreed.

"I don't wish anyone to get shut down, but I wish they would practice better sanitary practices because I don't believe it's sanitary, in my opinion," the woman said.

The woman said she was at the laundromat next door to Warren Food Market when she saw the meat being loaded into the shopping cart. She said she felt compelled to take photos so the public would know what's going on at the grocery store.

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Koco joined the Local 4 News team in September of 2016. She was born and raised in Metro Detroit, attended Central Michigan University, and previously worked at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids.

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