900 arrested in latest Chinese meat sting

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Thursday, May 09, 2013

China's Ministry of Public Security has announced the arrest of 904 suspects during a three-month campaign to prevent meatrelated crime, such as the sale of rat and fox under the guise of beef and mutton.

Since 25 January, police have seized more than 20,000 t of illegal meat products and uncovered 382 alleged cases, according to a ministry statement.

Other meat crimes included the production of water-injected meat, the illicit use of chemicals and the sale of diseased meat.

Following the completion of the 90-day sting, the police will now turn their attention to crimes involving dairy products.