Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
Food Fraud Quick Bites

Getting To The (Expired) Meat

By Susanne Kuehne
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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis

A criminal organization is uncovered in Spain.

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Several companies were involved in a warehouse operation that was relabeling expired meat or manipulating its best before dates, re-selling the meat to restaurants and other distribution points. Spanish officials seized 122 tons of meat and arrested more than a dozen people. Food fraud on that level endangers the health and, in some cases, even the lives of consumers and urgently needs to be uncovered and prosecuted.

Resource

  1. Warren, J. (January 25, 2021). “Gang in Spain’s Malaga busted for selling out of date meat to takeaways and restaurants”. The Olive Press.

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