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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Another three people have been arrested in the second phase of an investigation into expired food being reintroduced into the supply chain.

Measures were taken against the trio this month. The operation involved Europol, France, Germany, Spain, and the Carabinieri NAS of Turin, and Italian Financial Police (Guardia di Finanza).

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Law enforcement authorities have dismantled a Lithuanian group accused of putting expired food products with altered labeling back on the market.

The operation involved Eurojust and Europol, plus agencies in Lithuania, Estonia, France, and Germany.

Active since early 2021, the organized crime group is believed to have purchased millions of

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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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