• Decades-old frozen meat seized in China food scandal

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    BEIJING: Almost half a billion dollars worth of smuggled frozen meat — some of it rotting and more than 40 years old — has been seized in China, reports said Wednesday. More than 100,000 tons of chicken wings, beef and pork worth up to three billion yuan ($483 million) were seized in the nationwide crackdown, the state-run China Daily newspaper said. “It was smelly, and I nearly threw up when I opened the door,” said an official from Hunan province, where 800 tons were seized. A report on the official Hunan propaganda website said that the meat seized locally came from the “border area” with Vietnam, where it was “difficult to control the flow of meat”.

    AFP

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