More details have emerged about national operations concentrating on sunflower oil and alcohol as part of Operation Opson.

Opson Europe, or Opson XII, was coordinated by Europol between December 2022 and April 2023. The focus was alcoholic beverages, olive oil, and origin claims such as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)

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The United Kingdom has assessed the safety of imported seafood as part of an annual operation targeting illicit food and drinks.

Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority (SCPHA) took part in Operation Opson XI, which is coordinated by Interpol and Europol, by analyzing food and beverages based on intelligence from the

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Distribution of counterfeit goods, including food and drink, remains a problem and has been driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to two European agencies.

Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) said the pandemic has given opportunities for criminals who have adjusted their business models to meet this
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More than 15,000 tons of food and drink worth $60 million has been seized globally in operations targeting fake and potentially dangerous products.

Operation Opson X involved 72 countries between December 2020 and June 2021. The annual drive is coordinated by Interpol and Europol and featured police, customs, national food
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Authorities in Lithuania have opened an investigation after a search found expired food products.

Police in the city of Kaunas started the operation after finding a man loading boxes with alcohol from one car to another in mid-May. A man in his 70s and another man aged 50 are being
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This week’s release of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans came with less build-up than normal. But, the guidelines are drawing reactions from mild to wild.

The 5-year update, a joint production of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS), was carried out without all
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