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Fox DNA On Donkey Meat Prompts Wal-Mart To Adopt DNA Tests For Meat Sold In China

January 4, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced plans to perform DNA tests on meat it sells in China after identifying fox DNA in samples of donkey meat products from a local supplier. Wal-Mart recalled products from supplier Dezhou Fujude Food Company Ltd., while local authorities detained Dezhou Fujude officials after test results had shown the presence of fox DNA in samples. Offering compensation to affected customers, Wal-Mart also said it is considering legal action. In 2013, Wal-Mart said it plans to invest 100 million yuan in the next three years to improve food safety in China by launching a mobile food-inspection program and expanding supplier training.
Lauren Coleman-Lochner , "Wal-Mart Adds DNA Tests in China After Donkey-Meat Recall", Bloomberg , January 04, 2014, © Bloomberg L.P.
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