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Bad fish: Italy seizes tons of spoiled seafood

Bad fish: Italy seizes tons of spoiled seafood

Italian authorities say they have seized 160 metric tons (176 tons) of spoiled or fake seafood across Italy in a series of raids over the past two weeks.
Agriculture Minister Luca Zaia says the seizures over Christmas, when Italians typically eat lots of fish, were the largest ever involving seafood.
Most of the haul involved frozen seafood that was either expired or was poorly conserved. A fraction involved cheap fish that was being marketed as more expensive fish.
In the operation, dubbed "Transparent Fish," some 2,000 officials from the Coast Guard and regional ports conducted more than 6,600 searches from Dec.12-29. Officials said Tuesday they levied nearly


Updated : 2021-02-25 22:30 GMT+08:00