This makes one wonder how much if any meat was sold outside of China?
Police arrested 63 suspects and seized 10 tons of meats and additives, but not before the operation had sold about $1.6 million worth of fake meat over the last four years.
Keep this in mind the next time you go to your market to buy some meat? 🙂
Does your food store buy from all over the world? 😦
Thousands of dead pigs recently floating in a river near Shanghai sparked fears of merchants selling dead carcasses.
Authorities said that traders bought rat, fox, mink and other uninspected meats — and after adding red coloring and other chemicals — sold them as lamb rolls for markets in Shanghai and neighboring Jiangsu province.
The fake lamb scheme in eastern China was among 382 meat-related offenses uncovered during a three-month national campaign that began in late January, the ministry said. Police have arrested 904 suspects, closed 1,721 factories, and seized about 20,000 tons of fake, diseased or otherwise adulterated meat.