Hundreds of tons of smuggled meat seized in China

By Aaron McDonald

- Last updated on GMT

Chinese authorities in Xiaman City have cracked down hard on food criminals
Chinese authorities in Xiaman City have cracked down hard on food criminals
A large volume of smuggled meat from Brazil and the US has been reportedly seized at a port in Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province, China. 

According to Shanghai Daily​, the seized meat, totalling 530 tons, included contaminated or diseased chicken wings.

Police today claimed that the detained meat had been destroyed using biomass power generation in Xiamen City.

The development came after the country’s biggest meat-smuggling case in a decade was opened in Guangdong Province last month, following the seizure of 2,219 tons of smuggled beef, chicken wings and pigs’ feet worth CNY200m (US$31m).

According to authorities, the smuggled meat posed serious food safety dangers and a significant cost in evaded tax.

Chinese food authorities are in the midst of a food crime crackdown and in July 2015, police uncovered a secret hold of smuggled meat, some of which was over 40 years old​. 

Related topics: India, Industry & Markets, Pork, Beef

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