Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
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Angus That’s Bogus

By Susanne Kuehne
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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis

Crime and punishment for a crooked butcher.

Angus, food fraud
Records involving fraud can be found in the Food Fraud Database. Image credit: Susanne Kuehne

Good news: Crime does not pay off. In addition to several hundred thousand dollars in fines, a British butcher was jailed for mislabeling imported meat as high-end local British beef, such as Aberdeen Angus. He also falsely claimed local origin for imported pork and chicken, plus some of the meat was expired and re-labeled as fresh. This was done over a sustained period of time, even selling the wrongly labeled meats in his own butcher shop that brought in significant revenue.

Resource

Cardwell, M. and Beard, P. (April 26, 2019). “Crooked butcher made a fortune flogging cheap foreign meat as Aberdeen Angus”. Daily Record. Retrieved from https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/crooked-butcher-made-fortune-flogging-14687970

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