How to Spot a Mexican Meat Market 1.

Look for the big, bold logo.

2.

The big, white logo is not a sign for meat.

3.

The small logo on the top right of the menu is for the meat, not a symbol for the food.

4.

The food item has a label.

5.

The item is labeled with an expiration date.

6.

The meat or meat products are packaged with a clear plastic bag.

7.

There are no signs on the packaging that say, “No dogs allowed”.

8.

There is no indication of the market’s address.

9.

The price is not listed in the menu or on the side of the product.

10.

The product has a lot of words on it, like “Mexican meat”, “Meat”, or “Meat market”.

11.

There seems to be no “no dogs allowed” sign at the entrance.

12.

There may be a lot to look at. 13.

There will be an employee in the front of the store.

14.

There appears to be a sign that says “NO PETS” or “NO ALLOWED” on the inside of the door.

15.

The person in front of you is wearing a mask and may not speak English.

16.

There can be some sort of signage that indicates that the meat or food is safe for human consumption.

17.

The ingredients for the products are listed.

18.

There should be a label indicating that there is a high risk of contracting disease, including the risk of EVD.

19.

There could be some type of warning to the customer about the high risk.

20.

There does not appear to be any sign that warns about potential contamination.

21.

There looks like a food cart with the food on the ground.

22.

The area where the meat is being processed is in a dark area.

23.

There doesn’t appear to have a sign saying that the food is sold by the truck or the person is selling it by the pound.

24.

There isn’t a large sign indicating that the products will be sold for human food consumption.

25.

The products are sold by individual meat processors, not by the company.

26.

There’s no signage on the product packaging indicating that this is the company’s business.

27.

There might be a warning sign on the back of the package.

28.

The packaging for a meat or poultry product does not look like the type of packaging that would be used to sell a regular meat or seafood product.

29.

The amount of meat in a product does, in fact, appear to vary by product type.

30.

There appear to not be any large, clear signs indicating that meat or animal products are for human or human-friendly consumption.

31.

The sign for “No Dogs Allowed” is in English.

32.

There has been some evidence that there are no rules about what kinds of animals are allowed to be in the meat markets, or how they should be treated.

33.

There aren’t any signs that indicate that there’s a safety inspection facility in the market.

34.

There hasn’t been any sign in English about what’s acceptable to eat and how to handle animals.

35.

There also appears to not have been a sign stating that meat products can be used in a dish.

36.

There wasn’t a sign showing that animals are being killed humanely in a slaughterhouse.

37.

There were no signs or warnings about what happens to animals after they’re killed.

38.

There was no sign that there would be a food safety inspection.

39.

There weren’t any large signs that indicated the meat would be sold by truck.

40.

There haven’t been signs that said, “We recommend you only buy from local producers”.

41.

There seemed to be some signage that said “NO SMOKING”, “NO FUEL”, “DON’T OPEN WITH FOG”, “NOT REFRESH”, “DO NOT CHECK WITH CHILDREN”, or other similar messages.

42.

There appeared to be signs indicating how to dispose of products that have been used in cooking.

43.

There had no sign or warning about the possibility of a fire in the building.

44.

There didn’t appear as many signs that were in English as there were in Spanish or Mandarin.

45.

There looked like some type a sign at some point that said: “DOES THIS MEAN THE FOOD IS UNSAFE?”

46.

There would be some sign indicating the expiration date on the package or the price.

47.

There did not appear as much signage indicating that these products are unsafe to eat.

48.

There hadn’t been a lot in English or Spanish about how the products were being used in the Mexican food industry.

49.

There really was no signage that indicated that these items were sold by a truck.

50.

There clearly wasn’t any sign showing how the meat was processed or that it was packaged for human meat