Who stole my cheese?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Who stole my cheese?
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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 8:04pm

Would you believe that cheese is the #1 stolen food worldwide?

According to the UK's Centre for Retail Research, approximately 3% of the world's supply goes missing every year. They attribute this primarily to dishonest employees and Camembert-craving shoplifters. :smileyvery-happy:

I would have guessed something more expensive, like steak! Though cheese can get pretty darn expensive. I bet formula is highly stolen in some areas, but not worldwide.

What would you guess?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2000
Thu, 01-26-2012 - 9:40pm
Hmmm, I never really thought about this...cheese makes sense, though. It isn't really cheap, it has lots of protein & doesn't need to be cooked, so even someone with no means to cook could eat it. It is also smaller, generally, than a pkg of steak. I would have probably thought something more pricey like steak, too, but really, cheese makes more sense. 3% worldwide seems like more than I would expect, interesting. I'll have to share this info with my boss...


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Fri, 01-27-2012 - 12:16am

Yep, quick and dirty!

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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2000
Fri, 01-27-2012 - 11:53am

Very interesting.

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Fri, 01-27-2012 - 12:58pm

Hehe...Stop that man!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Fri, 01-27-2012 - 1:00pm
LOL! So many stinky jokes there!
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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2000
Fri, 01-27-2012 - 10:54pm
He's jacking my Jack!!