In 2013, police in China arrests 904 individuals for "meat-related offenses." What exactly constitutes such a crime? How about passing off fox, mink and rat meat as mutton?
Authorities seized a total of 20,000 tons of illegal meat. The case was not simply about meat being mislabeled; the food sold was often diseased or toxic.
In a separate incident last year
, police seized nearly half a billion dollars worth of frozen, rotting meat, some of it more than 40 years old. Perhaps because the meat was already well past its expiration date, the scammer didn't even bother to transport the goods in refriderated trucks in order to cut down on costs.
Although clearly not fit for human consumption, the more than 100,000 tons of chicken, beef and pork was the genuine article.
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