News update:Sep 11, 2008

Large poultry fraud in Belgium

The Public Authorities in Belgium have tracked down a large fraud concerning frozen poultry meat. The fraud involves 1,400 tons of meat being several years old.

The meat was - by train - on its way to the Ukraine to be further processed in sausages and hamburgers in a factory in Dnepropetrovsk.

Ukrainian customs have confiscated the meat at the border because the Belgium certificates looked a bit odd.

The Belgium Food Authority agency FAVV said there are no clues that a Belgium company is responsible for the fraud. It also denies that the poultry dates back from the 1999 Beglium dioxin scare.

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