Rat meat sold as mutton highlights food safety concerns in China

BEIJING (AP) - China says 904 people were arrested for selling rat and fox flesh as mutton, or sold meat that had been injected with water to increase its weight.

State media portrayed the arrests as part of a national crackdown, indicating notorious food safety problems persist despite a crackdown.

Xinhua News Agency said a total of 382 cases were uncovered and 20,000 tons of unsafe meat seized from January.