In the first six months of 2013, authorities in Yemen seized and destroyed over 57 tons of counterfeit and expired foods, counterfeit cosmetics and counterfeit drugs. 581 cases of counterfeiting have been identified by law enforcement, with 522 cases being sent to the Prosecutors office.
Amongst the actions taken by officials were seizing 50,000 packs of chewing gum and shutting down 8 ice cream factories that were shut down due to lack safety standards and substandard ingredients.
In 2012, over 80 tons of counterfeit goods was seized and destroyed in Yemen.
Source: Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki, “Over 57 tons of expired, counterfeit goods destroyed,” Yemen Times, July 8, 2013.