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Falsely Labelled Pork Leads to Wal-Mart's Closure

by 5m Editor
10 October 2011, at 8:59am

CHINA - The government of Chongqing municipality has shut down 10 Wal-Mart stores that have been accused of fraudulently selling ordinary pork as organic pork, according to the local administration of industry and commerce yesterday, 9 October.

The 10 Wal-Mart stores and two other stores that were acquired by Wal-Mart are accused of selling 63,547 kilograms of falsely labelled pork over the past two years, which generated approximately 730,000 yuan (CNY; US$114,501) of illegal income, said Huang Bo, director of the Chongqing Administration of Industry and Commerce.

The city has fined the stores CNY2.69 million, Mr Bo said, adding that Wal-Mart has been punished by the local government 21 times since 2006, when the company entered Chongqing, for exaggerated advertising and selling expired and substandard food.