Dutch authorities arrest 3 for selling food waste as feed

Dutch authorities arrest 3 for selling food waste as feed

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Products made from unidentified food waste allegedly sold to livestock farmers as animal feed

Safety inspectors shut down a facility in May 2019 after finding 7,000 tons of waste from food processing companies in tanks and silos at the company’s factory. An eight-month-long investigation found that uncertified food waste was processed and sold to livestock farmers as animal feed. Investigators said the unnamed company may have profited up to EUR4 million (US$4.4 million) from the operation, which ran from 2017 to May 2019.