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Almost 80 tons of tuna seized in Belgian fraud operation

14 days ago   |   By Food Safety

Food safety officials in Belgium seized almost 80,000 tons of tuna in the course of a few months in 2020.
More than 90 percent of non-compliant products were imported from Asia.
Between September and December 2020, the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain took 45 samples of fresh and frozen tuna from retailers and frozen tuna from wholesalers and carried out 92 types of analysis. In 2019, there were 17 samples analyzed and all were compliant.
For 2020 FASFC, also known as AFSCA or FAVV, uncovered the use of carbon monoxide treatment, a technique banned for tuna in...
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