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 Belgium dioxin scare.