Meat traders indicted over fake mutton

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-09-02
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two meat traders were indicted Wednesday for having sold fake mutton mixed in with water or with other meat products to 66 clients all over Taiwan.

The scam, which was discovered by Kaohsiung prosecutors last year, involved 182,000 tons of mutton which was sold over 11 months to a variety of businesses, including hotpot restaurants and nightmarket stallholders.

The practice came to light after a diner complained that the mutton he had been served tasted like pork, reports said. The investigation found pork DNA in the meat.     [FULL  STORY]

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