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Walmart tightens rules in China after fox meat scare

Published on Jan 30, 2014 1:44 AM
 

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Walmart said Wednesday it will tighten inspections on its suppliers in China after it was forced to recall donkey meat products that had been found to contain fox.

The US company, the world's largest retailer, said it would also change its rules in China to ensure that meat shipments are properly documented before they hit the shelves.

On January 2, Walmart recalled donkey meat from some Chinese stores after tests found traces of other animals' DNA. It promised independent tests all of its "high risk" meats in China.

The recall came after the Shandong Food and Drug Administration said that Walmart's "Five Spice Donkey Meat" product contains fox.

 
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