MPSC discloses names of 11 companies involved in milk adulteration


The Public Ministry of Santa Catarina (MPSC) released the names of the companies involved in the investigation 'Milk adulterated III', which investigates fraud and adulteration of milk resold for human consumption in the state and also in Rio Grande do Sul. According to the agency, 11 companies, including dairy, agricultural and cooperative companies "are involved in the sale of chemicals, transport or in the direct adulteration of milk in the investigated rural properties and distributors".

The names of the organizations involved were disclosed on the MPSC website. According to the agency, the establishments are based in Cordillera Alta, Coronel Freitas, Formosa do Sul, Santa Terezinha do Progresso and São Bernardino, in western Santa Catarina, and in Iraí, in Rio Grande Sul.

According to prosecutor Simão Baram Júnior, from the Xaxim Justice District, who also works on the case, the verified companies added pure sodium, caustic soda, citrate and sodium peroxide to the milk. Chemicals, with high toxic content, altered the acidity and pH of the drink.

n MONDAY (20), the Special Action Group on Combating Crime Organization (GAECO) preemptively arrested 16 people in Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul and one in paraná. 21 search and seizure warrants were also carried out in industrial units, homes and rural properties.

Owners, dairy managers and transport workers are suspected of defrauding the quality of raw milk by adding chemicals, which made up the original validity.

According to the prosecutor Carlos Alberto Galdino, of the Quilombo district, responsible for issuing the arrest warrants, all 16 people remained in detention until the morning of this Wednesday (22). Of these, 15 were imprisoned at the Chapecó Regional Prison and one was in the process of transferring from Cascavel, Paraná, to Chapecó.


The adulteration of milk has been investigated for six months and has the support of agricultural inspectors from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa / SIF). According to the prosecutor Fabiano Baldissarelli, in addition to the adulteration of milk, “signs of tax fraud, false documentation and even use of 'oranges' by the companies involved have already been identified”. He points out that the focus of the work is to investigate “frauds committed by transporters, dairy and cheese makers”.

Since Monday, testimonies have been taken from detainees, witnesses and others involved. The deadline for completing the survey is 10 days. Then, it will be handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture, which will be able to “take appropriate measures, such as interdiction of institutions, product traceability or even the recall of milk and dairy products”, informed the MPSC.

Two other operations

This investigation is called 'Leite Adulterado III' and continues a work started six months ago. On August 19, the operations 'Leite Adulterado I' and 'Leite Adulterado II' were carried out, in which 48 people were indicted. Of these, 22 were detained. They were involved with two dairy companies investigated by the MPSC: Mondaí Ltda, in Mondaí, and Lajeado Grande, in Ponte Serrada and Lajeado Grande. In the milk samples collected in the companies, there was an excessive number of bacteria and the presence of prohibited chemical substances, such as hydrogen peroxide and caustic soda.

According to the complaints, chemical products were mixed with milk to mask the expiration date and increase profitability. Chemical investigations detected hydrogen peroxide (hydrogen peroxide), sodium citrate, polyphosphate, sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), and others, such as the addition of water and whey.

The bacterial load in the adulterated milk exceeded the standard accepted by the Ministry of Agriculture. In tests with samples from one of the companies, about 2 million bacteria were found per milliliter of milk, when the maximum number accepted by the entity is 300 thousand.

On August 19th, four Mondaí lots (54, 59, 67 and 71) were removed from circulation. Before, on the 12th of the same month, the Sanitary Surveillance of Santa Catarina determined the withdrawal of the full UHT milk from Lajeado Grande, manufactured on June 7, 2014, from the market. The product was sold to large industries in Paraná and São Paulo.

Source: - 22/10

Police dismantle fuel adulteration scheme in Alagoas

Source: Jornal do Brasil - Rio de Janeiro / RJ - 24/11/2010

MACEIÓ - A joint action between the Federal Highway Police and the State Prosecutor of Alagoas, carried out this Wednesday, dismantled a scheme of tax evasion and adulteration of fuel that operated in the state.

According to the police, 150 agents carry out search and seizure warrants at 31 points in the state. Businessmen, truck drivers and service station workers are suspected of tampering with about 6 million liters of alcohol, which were then distributed to various parts of the country.

The Fire Lion operation should be completed by the end of the day.


15 prisoners accused of defrauding 6 million liters of fuel

Source: Band News - São Paulo / SP - 24/11/2010

Fifteen people were arrested in Alagoas, accused of defrauding more than 6 million liters of fuel alcohol per year. The arrests are part of the “Operation Leão de Fogo”, launched by the Federal Highway Police, the Public Ministry and the Treasury Department, after two years of investigation.

Among the prisoners are businessmen, truck drivers and gas station employees, who will answer for tax evasion and adulteration of fuels. The loss is estimated at R $ 10 million per month.


Farm carried out 12 thousand inspection actions at gas stations

Author: Communication Department of the Finance Department

Source: Secretariat of Finance - São Paulo / SP - 08/11/2010

The São Paulo State Finance Department carried out 12.381 inspection actions at gas stations in five years of the De Olho na Bomba operation. During this period, the São Paulo tax authorities visited all 8.571 gasoline, alcohol and diesel dealers in the state and visited 44% of them more than once. The result of this permanent inspection is a significant improvement in the quality of products sold in the state.

The efficiency of inspection operations can be seen in the reduction in the total number of samples of adulterated products. When the operation was launched in 2005, 38% of the samples analyzed in laboratory tests showed some non-conformity. In 2010, this percentage dropped to 4,96%.

The De Olho na Bomba operation canceled the state registration of almost 10% of the state stations for selling adulterated fuel. According to the Treasury's balance sheet, 813 service stations and distributors have been closed by the operation since its implementation in 2005. This number counts the stations sealed on 20/10, National Day to Combat Tax Evasion, which closed 17 stations due to nonconformity and prohibited again 3 revoked resellers who had broken the seals and were operating illegally.

From September 2009 to October 2010, the Forfeiture Law - which provides for the incorporation of the recovered product into the State's assets - was applied to 131 companies in the fuel sales sector. In joint actions carried out with the Consumer Protection and Defense Foundation (Procon-SP), 160.085 liters of adulterated fuels were seized and will be incinerated in accordance with State Law No. 12.675 / 07. 16.053 liters of fuel that could be reprocessed were also seized and may be donated to public bodies such as the Military Police, Fire Department, among others.

The state has 18 Regional Tax Stations (DRT) responsible for the inspection of establishments and develop a permanent inspection schedule. The capital's DRTs (I; II and III), due to the large concentration of fuel dealers, have the largest number of canceled stations, in the total of 251. The region with the lowest number of canceled stations is Araçatuba (DRT9) with 19 closed establishments.


Inspection operations in the fuel sector are constant and do not have fixed dates. The teams from the De Olho na Bomba operation collect three samples that are sent for analysis by the State University of Campinas (Unicamp). However, a preliminary test can be done at the same time and, once the suspected adulteration is confirmed, the tank with the non-compliant fuel and its respective pumps are sealed.

After the fraud in the Unicamp analysis process was confirmed, the Treasury starts the process of removing the state registration of the establishment and Procon-SP starts the process to decree the loss of fuel. According to the law, the partners (individuals or legal entities) of the establishment closed by the inspection are prevented from exercising the same line of activity for a period of five years, counting from the date of termination.

The complete list of canceled gas stations is available on the website of the Secretariat of Finance ( Just access the option “Consultation of canceled stations”. To report a post suspected of selling adulterated fuel, the consumer can call the Ombudsman's Office at the telephone numbers (11) 3243-3676 and (11) 3243-3683 or send an e-mail to

Check the list of posts inspected since the beginning of the operation.


Period No. of Supervised Posts
Dec / 2004 to Dec / 2005 1.392
Jan to Dec / 2006 2.405
Jan to Dec / 2007 2.289
Jan to Dec / 2008 2.534
Jan to Dec / 2009 2.339
Jan to Aug / 2010 1.422

See the list of positions canceled by region.


1 º Capital 251
2 º Campinas 70
3 º Coast 54
4 º Osasco 52
5 º Ribeirão Preto 50
6 º ABCD 39
7 º Jundiaí 38
8 º Guarulhos 38
9 º Sorocaba 36
10 º Paraíba Valley 34
11 º Araraquara 34
12 º Marilia 29
13 º Presidente Prudente 25
14 º Bauru 24
15 º São José do Rio Preto 20
16 º Araçatuba 19


Communication Department of the Finance Secretariat