Italian authorities have seized 14 tons of food and stopped operations at 23 companies as part of food safety checks triggered by a large Listeria outbreak.

The operation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health (Ministero della Salute), follows an investigation into a Listeria outbreak that has affected 90 people

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Spanish authorities have seized 100 kilograms of meat suspected to be unfit for human consumption.

Guardia Civil detained the 220 pounds of products in a town in the Gúdar-Javalambre region of the Teruel province as they were in a vehicle lacking the correct refrigeration conditions and without appropriate sanitary documentation.
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Authorities have dismantled an organized crime group trading in adulterated olive oil in Germany and Italy.

The operation named “Oro Giallo” — Yellow gold in English — involving Europol, Eurojust, the NAS Carabinieri from Italy, the Italian public prosecution office of Foggia, and the tribunal of Darmstadt in Germany, led
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More than 80,000 kilograms of illicit Bluefin tuna has been seized in Spain and several cases of food poisoning reported due to fish being stored in unsanitary conditions.

Eight cases were detected after eating the tuna due to the degradation of proteins from the unhygienic conditions in which it was
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