Chinese Authorities Seize More Than 100,000 Tons of 40-Year-Old Frozen Meat

June 25, 2015

Authorities in China have seized more than 100,000 tons of smuggled meat being sold across the country, some of which was frozen and dated back to the 1970s, according to a report in the state-run China Daily.

The seizures were part of a nationwide crackdown on a smuggling ring in possession of at least $483 million worth of meat. Officials say more than a dozen separate gangs around the country are involved in the smuggling.

Meat sold by the smugglers was reportedly thawed out and refrozen several times before reaching the point of sale, as it was transported in unrefrigerated vehicles.

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