Smuggled frozen meat from the 1970s seized by Chinese officials

By Drum Digital
25 June 2015

China has been synonymous with stomach-churning food scandals in recent years, and the latest one is no different.

CNN reported that approximately 800 tonnes (800 000 Kg) of smuggled frozen meat have been seized by Chinese authorities, including one batch dating from the 1970s.

The meat was bound for restaurants, retailers and supermarkets in Hunan province, where it was found, and other Chinese provinces and major cities.

The meat, which included poultry and beef, was confiscated on June 1 and was worth 10 million Yuan ($1.6 million), according to the English-language China Daily.

Some packages were rotten and others were around 40 years old -- packed and stamped at the height of China's Cultural Revolution.

CNN contacted customs authorities in Changsha, the provincial capital of Hunan, which said that local media reports on the meat seizures were correct but declined to give further details.

For more on the story, visit CNN.

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