A WalMart donkey meat recall in China occurred on Thursday after the company discovered that the meat was tainted with other animal food products.
The recall occurred in Jinan, China where state media has reported that the Five Spice Donkey Meat had been contaminated with fox meat. While the U.S. spokespeople for WalMart have not issued a comment regarding the matter, the company did state that it would provide refunds to customers who bought the product.
Moreover, the company also posted on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media site, that it has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to contamination issues and that WalMart will be stepping up its food safety efforts. The retail giant said it would introduce routine DNA testing to its meat products like beef, donkey, mutton, chicken and venison.
WalMart, which is one of the largest retail giants in the United States, has been facing a lackluster performance in China as the company will be closing many of its stores in that region this year.
So far, there have been no reports that anyone has suffered any illness from the contamination. An investigation is being done to see when and how the contamination occurred. The supplier of the meat has not been publicly named.
WalMart Donkey Meat Recall in China After Discovering Meat was Tainted with Other Animal Products.