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Wal-Mart recalls donkey product in China after fox meat scandal

Published on Jan 2, 2014 1:27 PM

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, has recalled donkey meat sold at some outlets in China after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals, the US company said.

Wal-Mart will reimburse customers who bought the tainted "Five Spice" donkey meat and is helping local food and industry agencies in eastern Shandong province investigate its Chinese supplier, it said late on Wednesday in official posts on China's Twitter-like Weibo.

The Shandong Food and Drug Administration earlier said the product contained fox meat.

The scandal could dent Wal-Mart's reputation for quality in China's US$1 trillion (S$1.26 trillion) food and grocery market where it plans to open 110 new stores in the next few years.

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