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Fox meat makes an ass of Wal-Mart's China donkey product

Published on Jan 2, 2014 7:10 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - Global retail giant Wal-Mart Stores has recalled a donkey meat product from some Chinese stores after tests found traces of other animals' DNA, the company said on Thursday, after authorities said it contained fox meat.

The world's largest retailer will reimburse customers who bought the "Five Spice Donkey Meat" for 50 yuan (S$10.43), a spokesman told AFP.

The company would also independently DNA test all of its "high risk" meats in China, a procedure which is not required by retailers under Chinese food laws, the spokesman said.

Wal-Mart would also cooperate with food officials in the eastern province of Shandong with their probe into the "adulteration incident", said a statement posted on Sina Weibo, a Chinese Twitter equivalent.

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