外文标题：Fox meat makes an ass of Wal-Mart’s China donkey product
BEIJING: 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 today, after authorities said it contained fox meat.
The world’s largest retailer will reimburse customers who bought the “Five Spice Donkey Meat’ 50 yuan (USD 8.25), a spokeswoman 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 spokeswoman 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.
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 CEO Greg Foran according to the Weibo statement, posted yesterday.
It did not give an explanation for how the contamination happened, but Foran added that the company would increase its focus on “supplier management’.
Donkey meat is not a Chinese staple meat dish, but is commonly consumed as a snack.
China has seen several food safety scares in recent years, including one in which the industrial chemical melamine was added to milk formula in 2008, killing at least six babies and making 300,000 ill.
Wal-Mart plans to open up to 110 new stores in China over the next two years, according to the company’s website.
Hey , it could have been worse . Less than a year ago rat meat was colored and sold at premium prices as lamb . This kind of food and medicine adulteration in China is very common .
melong Delta (Navi Dilli)
These chinese people will eat almost anything.
raj (India )
Chinnes will pay moe for fox meat
I am glad it wasn’t like they found poison mixed in with donkey meat. It is hard to find foods that are SAFE to consume nowaday.
I refuse to eat anything from China since I was there 6 years ago.
I’ve never been there but I still wouldn’t eat anything from there.
Anybody that puts anything into their bodies or their pet’s bodies that is made or processed in China is fricking nuts.
Thank goodness there is still high quality donkey meat available at most fast food places in the U.S.
I would eat it I see nothing wrong with it. Though I believe that every one on this earth should try every animal in meat form before they die.
I’m still amazed that China has Walmarts. Somehow Chinese products being distributed and sold by a US company to Chinese citizens! I guess China has learned capitalism!
FDA recently approved poultry to be processed in China and ship back to the US for consumption. Watch out folks.
And where is the profit in sending a chicken over there and back again? It’s creepy.
Helen: Because labor in China is THAT cheap.
How do you think Apple and other electronics makers can sell their products for so little? They are assembled with dirt cheap Chinese labor.
Meat from China could contain anything, including rats, cats, dogs, and anything they could catch
Walmart will continue to buy cheap junk from china and sell it to unemployed Americans.
There you have it, the Chinese really will eat anything and Walmart will sell anything.
China now owns a U.S meat company, so we will be eating fox meat in beef burgers pretty soon
I love it. Walmart is actually ripping off the Chinese. Welcome to the first world.
If you’re already eating donkey meat it’s not likely you care what else you might be eating.
Next time it will be tainted by rat meat.
The real news here: Chinese eat donkeys?