Kitikmeot Inuit Association warns possibly spoiled beef included in food hampers
Meat packs distributed to Inuit families across Kitikmeot as part of pandemic relief
The Kitikmeot Inuit Association warns that the ground beef included in the January delivery of its meat pack program might be spoiled.
“We would advise all families that have received the meat pack to first test the meat by smelling it, and if it doesn’t smell good, discard it,” states a notice from the association, dated Jan. 21.
The meat pack program is an initiative to distribute food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nunatsiaq News reported in November the hampers reach 1,600 Inuit households across the Kitikmeot region.
Money for the meat pack program comes from a $33.8-million federal fund, which Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. funneled to regional Inuit associations last year. The money is intended to provide financial support to Inuit families throughout the pandemic.
Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. is the supplier for the meat pack program.
According to the notice, the Kitikmeot Inuit Association is working with the Co-op to “correct” the situation.
The association is asking recipients to report if any of their meat products smell bad, or if any products have been thrown away.