Plumped with pond-water injections
Chinese slaughterhouse fingered for increasing the weight of sheep meat with dirty water
In yet another round of bringing to light questionable food-processing practices, Chinese authorities raided an illegal sheep slaughterhouse that was increasing the weight of its butchered meat by injecting it with bacteria-ridden pond water.
The tainted-sheep-meat scandal comes on the heels of recent news that Walmart apologized after a Chinese donkey-meat supplier was found adding fox meat to its donkey-meat snacks sold by the mega-retailer in China, according to the UK’s Guardian newspaper.
During the raid of the Guangdong abattoir that resulted in the arrest of seven people, authorities found 30 sheep carcasses injected with dirty water, the equipment to give the injections and forged meat-inspection stamps.