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China having its own meat scandal

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Friday, May 03, 2013

Guardian: Chinese authorities have detained more than 900 people in the last three months over meat-related offenses.

One alleged gang is suspected of using illegal chemicals to transform rat, mink and fox meat into counterfeit mutton slices – popular for their use in hot pot – and selling them to local markets. Responding to the scandal, police in Zhejiang province posted a guide to distinguishing between real and fake mutton on China's most popular microblogging site, Sina Weibo.

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