40 Tons of Tainted Pork Allegedly Sold in China


Just how unsafe is food in China? Over the past three months, Chinese police have arrested more than 900 people for selling fake or tainted meat, including a criminal ring that processed meat from rat and fox and sold it as mutton. Public outrage had hardly died down when another food scandal broke out on Sunday. Three people in the southeastern province of Fujian were arrested for processing pigs that had died of infectious diseases and selling about 40 metric tons of the inedible pork to various restaurants in central and southern China, according to the state-run China Daily. It quotes the Strait Metropolis Daily, a Fujian newspaper, which reports that two of the suspects are farmers initially hired by a county government to safely dispose of the pig carcasses.

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According to the state-run Global Times, in…

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