Seized 9 thousand tons of fake animal feed at the port of La Spezia. These are processed animal proteins (PAT), illegally declared compound feed or organic fertilizers and sent abroad. The carabinieri of the Nas of Genoa and the Anti-fraud Office of the Customs of La Spezia have discovered a real "sea" of fake feed.
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9 thousand tons of fake animal feed seized in La Spezia
Kidnapped 9 thousand tons of fake animal feed at the port of La Spezia. These are processed animal proteins (PATs), which are illegally declared compound feed or organic fertilizers and sent abroad. The Carabinieri of the Nas of Genoa and the Anti-fraud Office of the Customs of La Spezia they found out a real "sea" of fake feeds.
Big deal could have put human health at risk from BSE, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, better known as mad cow disease.
The long investigations that lasted over a year led the police and veterinarians to discover numerous illegal shipments abroad of processed animal proteins, effectively circumventing the export bans provided for by EU laws.
After the spread of the mad cow syndrome, the EU has introduced stricter laws. These include the ban on the export of processed animal proteins, i.e. products intended for animal feed to prevent these proteins from being used also in non-EU countries for the feeding of so-called production animals, i.e. cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry. whose meat is consumed by man.
Only the "compound feed"Intended for pet food, not used for human consumption.
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Taking advantage of this exception, PATs were sent abroad, which escaped the controls of the Customs and Monopolies Agency, because they were falsely declared "complementary compound feed".