Friday, April 18, 2014   

Wal-Mart promises to do the donkey work over tainted meat packs in Shandong
(01-02 18:15)

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 Thursday, after authorities said it contained fox meat.
The world's largest retailer will reimburse customers who bought the “Five Spice Donkey Meat'' 50 yuan, a spokeswoman told AFP.
The company promised to independently DNA test all of its “high risk'' and cooperate with food officials in eastern Shandong with their inquiry, said a statement posted on Sina Weibo.
The Shandong Food and Drug Administration had previously said the “Five Spice Donkey Meat'' product contained fox.
“We are deeply sorry for this whole affair,'' said Wal-Mart's China president and chief executive Greg Foran according to the Weibo statement, posted Wednesday.
Donkey meat is not a Chinese staple meat dish, but is commonly consumed as a snack.—AFP

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