MIRI: A couple who purchased a barbecued chicken thigh from a Ramadan Bazaar on Friday were incensed when they discovered the meat was actually raw inside and had gone putrid.
The husband and wife, who wished to remain unnamed, had purchased the meat from a bazaar stall at the Saberkas Commercial Centre as part of their breaking of the fast meal.
However, when the wife placed the meat on a plate to cut up, she noticed the flesh was actually raw with a putrid smell.
It was so devastating and disgusting. We paid RM8 for a piece of chicken thigh, yet we couldnt consume it as it was rotten and stank. It was a waste of our hard-earned money and time going to the bazaar, said the husband.
The couple from Pujut Padang Kerbau said they were deceived by the outer appearance of the meat, which looked perfectly seasoned and cooked.
The trader concerned should consider the interests of the customers and prepare the food more carefully to ensure it is cooked and safe for consumption, not rotten, complained the wife.
Do not just think of the profit and ignore the health of consumers.
She added that even their cats refused to eat the meat as it had gone off.
The couple called on the authorities to inspect Ramadan Bazaar stalls to ensure traders practise food safety and hygiene.