An investigation into allegations of illegal goat meat sales in Taranaki has led to court appearances for two New Plymouth men.
The Ministry for Primary Industries confirmed yesterday it had filed charges against two New Plymouth men following an investigation into suspected sales of meat that was not processed in accordance with the Animal Products Act 1999.
A ministry spokesman said the men, Brian Crow and Nilesh Kumar, appeared in the New Plymouth District Court on Wednesday.
The men face joint charges of sale of unregulated meat under the Animal Products Act 1999.
Crow faces a further charge of possession of excess paua under the Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 1986, the spokesman said.
Kumar did not enter a plea and Crow entered a not guilty plea. Both will appear again on October 16.
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