First the glow-in-the-dark pork, then the tainted buns, and now this. Is anything safe to eat in this city anymore?
A few days ago, a vigilant reporter with the Shanghai TV Station shopping at Carrefour’s Zhangjiang outlet in Pudong chanced upon what she thought was weird behaviour by a Carrefour employee, and whipped out her mobile phone. She captured on video the Carrefour staff member tearing off the packaging on a packet of beef and replacing it with new packaging and a new label that sported a new production time that was some 10.5 hours after the time stated on the old label. With that, the packaged meat was ready to sit on the shelf for yet another day.
The report aired last night and Shanghai Industrial and Commercial Administrative Bureau has promised to investigate the case. Meanwhile, Shanghai Daily is also warning us that Dia’s Huangpu supermarket has been found to be selling expire milk, something that a spokesperson with Dia Shanghai blamed on “careless management”.
Seriously, what’s up with all these foreign-owned supermarkets in Shanghai? Are local supermarkets like Lianhua and Hualian really better managed than the foreign ones, or have journalists just chosen not to turn on their investigative reporting on them?
View Shanghai TV’s video report after the jump…