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The main event of the 2021 National Food Safety Publicity Week. Photo by People’s Daily Reporter Sun Boyang

People’s Daily Network Beijing, June 9 (Reporter Sun Boyang) On the 8th, the main event of the 2021 National Food Safety Publicity Week was held in Beijing, and the theme of this year’s publicity week was “Shang Jian Chongxin, Protect the Chinese Food Under the Sun”. At the meeting, Lu Wuqin, director of the Food and Drug Crime Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security, said that from January to May, local public security organs cracked more than 5,100 food safety crime cases and arrested more than 8,900 criminal suspects.

Lv Wuqin said that since the beginning of this year, the Ministry of Public Security has organized and carried out the “Kunlun 2021” special action focusing on the food field, focusing on food safety problems that are strongly reflected by society and the masses, and cracking down on prominent food safety crimes such as excessive residues of agricultural and veterinary drugs, illegal addition, adulteration and so on.

At the meeting, Lv Wuqin reported on the typical cases solved in key areas of food safety.

According to Lv Wuqin, in the field of meat products, highlighting the crackdown on crimes such as the manufacture and sale of sick and dead livestock and poultry, the injection of medicine and water into livestock and poultry, and the private slaughter and indiscriminate slaughter, the Tongliao public security organ in Inner Mongolia detected the case of Liu Moumou and others manufacturing and selling food that did not meet safety standards, destroyed one den of illegal slaughtering and selling sick and dead cattle, and arrested 7 criminal suspects; The public security organs of Heyuan, Guangdong, detected the “12.30” case of private slaughter of pigs and arrested 38 criminal suspects, with a case value of more than 20 million yuan.

In the field of health care products, focusing on lipid-lowering, antihypertensive, hypoglycemic, and slimming foods, highlighting the crackdown on illegal addition crimes, Shanghai Pudong public security organs detected the “3.11” case of manufacturing and selling toxic and harmful foods, arrested 86 criminal suspects, seized more than 60,000 capsules of diet foods, 34 kilograms of sibutramine and other raw materials, with a case value of more than 60 million yuan; Chongqing Changshou Public Security Organs detected the “12.08” case of manufacturing and selling toxic and harmful foods, and seized more than 600,000 capsules of sugar-reducing and slimming foods and more than 70 kilograms of raw materials, with a case value of more than 50 million yuan; The Liaoyuan public security organ in Jilin detected the case of Liu Moumou and others manufacturing and selling toxic and harmful food, and seized 32 kilograms of raw materials such as metformin and 13 tons of food involved in the case, with a case value of more than 15 million yuan.

In the field of edible agricultural products, focusing on fruit and vegetable products, aquatic products, etc., highlighting the crackdown on crimes such as illegal addition and use of prohibited and restricted agricultural and veterinary drugs, the public security organs of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province detected a series of cases of “3.30” manufacturing and selling toxic and harmful cattle shutters, arrested 27 criminal suspects, and seized 4 tons of beef shutters illegally added with formaldehyde, with a case value of more than 2 million yuan; The public security organ in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, detected the case of Sun Moumou and others manufacturing and selling toxic and harmful food, arrested 5 criminal suspects, and destroyed 1 criminal den that used formaldehyde to soak silverfish, with a case value of more than 20 million yuan.

In the fields of alcoholic beverages and condiments, the public security organs in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province cracked the “April 29” case of manufacturing and selling counterfeit liquor, arrested 30 criminal suspects, and seized more than 10,000 bottles of counterfeit brand red wine and high-end liquor, more than 80,000 empty bottles and a large number of packaging materials; Anhui Hefei public security organs detected the “12.30” case of manufacturing and selling counterfeit brand functional drinks, arrested 27 criminal suspects, and seized more than 18 million cans of counterfeit drinks; The public security organ in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, detected the case of Yao Moumou and others manufacturing and selling fake and shoddy condiments, and seized 5.6 tons of counterfeit brand condiments.

Lv Wuqin also said that in response to the current new format of selling fake and shoddy food through e-commerce live broadcast platforms endangering food safety crimes, the public security organs have strengthened online inspections and dug deep into the criminal chain, and the public security organs in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province detected the “11.02” case of using the live broadcast platform to sell fake and shoddy food, arrested 12 criminal suspects, and seized a large number of fake and shoddy beef jerky, with a case value of more than 10 million yuan.

Lu Wuqin said that in the next step, the Ministry of Public Security will continue to further promote the “Kunlun 2021” special operation, and at the same time jointly deploy and carry out special rectification actions with relevant departments, focusing on rectifying the problem of edible agricultural products, and maintaining food safety “from farm to table” throughout the chain.

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