Cheese Is the Most Stolen Food on Earth

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This is not gouda news for supermarkets. (Sorry.)

The Center for Retail Research in Britain found that shoplifting, especially of food and grocery products, had risen in the past six months. And after crunching the numbers they found that cheese is the most frequently stolen food item in the world. According to their data, an astonishing 4% of the world’s cheese ends up stolen, which is high enough to have it pegged as a “high-risk” food for retailers.

Now for those who don’t think cheese is the greatest food on the planet may be surprised to learn that the dairy product is stolen even more often than alcohol or junk food. However, for NewsFeed and anyone with taste — including, it would seem, quite a few criminals — this is no surprise. You could even say it’s to brie expected. (We’ll stop now.)

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