The Civil Guard investigates companies dedicated to the food sector for the fraudulent sale of meat products
In the SLICE operation, more than 63,000 containers of sliced products with manipulated labels have been intervened and 6 people have been arrested and another 2 investigated in the provinces of Madrid, Badajoz and Córdoba
They labeled and used false traceability of meat products to pretend that they were Iberian
On the other hand, Seprona agents of the Salamanca Command have investigated a man and a woman for the irregular sale of Iberian products illegally using the image of the Protected Designation of Origin (D.O.P) Guijuelo
Fraudulent marketing of hams with Denomination of Origin
- They lacked seals that protected said products by the D.O.P Guijuelo.
- The hams that had a seal did not correspond to an official seal of the Iberian quality standard, or of the D.O.P Guijuelo.
- The vitola that the ham carried, qualifying the product as 100% acorn-fed Iberian ham, was incorrect as it did not comply with the Iberian quality standard and also those stipulated in the D.O.P Guijuelo. Also the order of the denomination was incorrect, having to be, in case of truth, acorn-fed 100% Iberian ham.
- The commercial label had a logo of the D.O.P Guijuelo printed on it, inducing the consumer to think that it is a product covered by that denomination.
- On the ham vitola, the health oval was observed with the health registration number of a company that produces Iberian products based in the province of Salamanca, which was not aware of, nor had it consented to, its use, not having any commercial relationship with the trademark author of the facts.
- The company investigated lacked any authorization for the use of the names "100% Iberian" and "acorn."