ALMOST 11,000 packets of expired frozen jamon and cured meat, which were about to be put back on sale, have been seized in Andalucia.
The Guardia Civil discovered hundreds of tons of old meat in a cold store in Vaqueros, Granada, with some products having expired as far back as 2015.
During three separate raids officers found labels and use by dates had been tampered with, in a bid to put the products back on the market.
It is unclear whether this is the work of multiple organisations.
It comes after officials intercepted a refrigerated truck carrying a number of jamon legs and frozen cold cuts which had began to rot or carried ‘anomalous’ labels.
Officials escorted the driver to his destination of a nearby industrial warehouse, where they found 10,700 pieces of jamon and cold cuts which had expired years ago.
The products were seized and a health inspection by the Junta de Andalucia is underway.
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