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Walmart Faces Trouble in China For Selling Fake "Organic" Pork

Walmart Faces Trouble in China For Selling Fake "Organic" Pork

Walmart stores in southwest China's Chongqing have been forced to close following allegations that they have been labeling non-organic pork as organic and selling it at a higher price. There's speculation that the incident is a result of increased interest in organic pork in China after the tainted pork scandal earlier this year that caused hundreds of people to fall ill. If only it were that simple. According to Xinhua , the false labeling has been going on for two years and has involved 63,547 kilograms (more than half a million dollars' worth) of pork. BBC says there were also reports of a similar incident in 2009—when people became sick after eating pork believed to be tainted with the same illegal additive, clenbuterol. Authorities warned Walmart last month that they planned to fine the company for deceptive labeling, but that resulted in no action. Walmart has not de...

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