From today’s Wall Street Journal comes this weird little story about Walmart in China.
BEIJING— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling donkey meat sold at some of its China stores after government tests showed the meat contained the DNA of other animals.
The retailer will provide 50 yuan, or roughly $8.25, compensation to customers who bought the “Five Spice” donkey meat, and it is boosting its own DNA testing for meat products sold in its China stores, a spokeswoman said Thursday. Authorities in China’s eastern Shandong province said in late December that the retailer’s product contained fox meat.
The Wal-Mart spokeswoman said the donkey meat—which is commonly consumed in Chinese cuisine—is sold in only two stores in Jinan, the capital of Shandong. Wal-Mart is working with authorities to investigate the product and its manufacturing process, the spokeswoman said, adding that the retailer may take legal action against its supplier.
“Five Spice” donkey meat? Fox meat?
I don’t know what the fox says about this but I think I might go vegetarian the next time I go out for Chinese.