• Crackdown results in seizure of 15,000 tons of illegal foodstuffs

    10 days ago - By Food Safety

    More than 15,000 tons of food and drink worth $60 million has been seized globally in operations targeting fake and potentially dangerous products.
    Operation Opson X involved 72 countries between December 2020 and June 2021. The annual drive is coordinated by Interpol and Europol and featured police, customs, national food regulatory authorities and private sector companies.
    In total, 15,451 tons of illegal products were found with an estimated street value of €53.8 million. Nearly 68,000 checks were carried out by participating countries, resulting in 1,000 criminal cases being...
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