More heat put on ‘Zom­bie meat’

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

A crack­down on the illegal trade in smug­gled frozen meat is be­ing in­ten­si­fied af­ter re­ports of ex­pired and rot­ten sup­plies be­ing brought into the coun­try and served in restau­rants.

On Sun­day, the China Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion, the Min­istry of Public Se­cu­rity and the Gen­eral Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Cus­toms said they were step­ping up their ef­forts to com­bat the smug­gling of “zom­bie meat”.

The ac­tion fol­lows a re­port by a Xin­hua News Agency cor­re­spon­dent in Hu­nan province that said cus­toms author­i­ties in 14 prov­inces and re­gions had bro­ken up 14 crim­i­nal gangs in­volved in smug­gling rot­ten meat. Of­fi­cials were said to have seized more than 100,000 met­ric tons of such meat, in­clud­ing chicken wings, beef and pork.

The re­port said that in Chang­sha, Hu­nan, alone, lo­cal cus­toms of­fi­cials busted two gangs with a to­tal of 20 mem­bers.

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