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Canadian Border Agents Make Bizarre Discovery In Toronto Airport

06/15/2015 11:02 EDT | Updated 06/15/2016 05:59 EDT
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FILE - This Jan. 18, 2010 file photo shows steaks and other beef products displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. A federal appeals court upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
TORONTO - The Canadian Border Services Agency says 27 kilograms of undeclared raw meat have been seized at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

The agency says they were first alerted to the cache when a detector dog smelled something funny at a baggage carousel last Tuesday.

When the luggage was brought into a secondary inspection area, border officers found a selection of products including partly frozen beef cuts, whole goose and smaller avian birds.

A traveller from Egypt was counselled about the requirement to declare all food, plant, animals and related products.

The meat was seized and destroyed.

The border agency says many travellers are unaware that undeclared meat, animal hides, live birds, plants and fruit may damage Canada's food supply, economy, environment and pose a risk to human health.