Walmart eyes legal action over fox meat

2014-01-03 13:05

New York - Walmart Stores says it's considering taking legal action against "responsible parties" after DNA testing showed traces of fox meat in the donkey meat it sold in China.

Walmart had recalled the donkey meat - which it said was considered a popular delicacy in parts of China - after DNA testing by a government agency.

The company said Thursday that it withdrew all products from the supplier, Dezhou Fujude Food Company, and that affected customers were offered compensation.

It also says it plans to add DNA testing to its meat products in China.

Walmart, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has 404 stores in China. A spokesperson for the company, Kevin Gardner, says only a select number of stores were affected, but didn't give a specific number.

It's not the first time a US company has encountered supply issues in China, where food safety is a significant concern among consumers.

Yum Brands, which owns KFC, is still working to repair its reputation after a Chinese TV report in 2012 that showed some of its suppliers were giving chickens unapproved levels of antibiotics.

  • Jp Rheeder - 2014-01-03 13:09

    Oh No! There is Fox in my Donkey!

      Eric Moneyvalu - 2014-01-03 14:00

      You guys are forgetting we have Walmart in SA. What are they really selling us?

      Fussed Anderson - 2014-01-03 14:49

      Bit sly about it.

  • Jeff Baxter - 2014-01-03 13:18

    Surely if you eat donkey you'll eat anything.label it aphrodisiac and it'll fly! Whats a bit of fox between friends?

  • Drake Cullen - 2014-01-03 13:57

    What the fox say?

  • Brendon Lezar - 2014-01-03 14:14


  • justanotherguy.fromsa - 2014-01-03 14:44

    Hey! Isn't this fox meat? Oh, okay. Hmm, tasty.

      Farook Khan - 2014-01-03 16:06

      Tickle me I want to laugh it out

  • James Looch - 2014-01-03 15:27

    One of my friends found chicken in his buffalo wings.

  • Gideon Van Zyl - 2014-01-03 16:11

    So now we know what the fox says. Hi-ho-hi-ho-hi-ho-hi.

  • Trevor Mupofu - 2014-01-03 17:36

    Why worry now? People, you have been eating donkey and fox meat! Very sorry here in ZIM WE EAT REAL BEEF AND CHICKEN kkkkkkk. Next are cats and dogs kkkkk.

  • daniel.loots.9 - 2014-01-04 08:36

    Bet fox tastes better than donkey! Hahaha this is hillarious!

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