If this can happen in Chongqing, what are the chances that it’s also happening at Walmart’s outlets in Shanghai and elsewhere in China too? You tell me:
The Chongqing Industry and Commerce Administration launched an investigation into the supermarket chain after receiving complaints that ordinary pork was sold as organic at higher price, Chongqing Evening News reported yesterday.
Officials found the organic pork sold in three Wal-Mart stores in Chongqing had no organic seal.
The three stores made extra profits of more than 10,000 yuan (US$1,565) from sales of 1,179 kilograms falsely labeled pork, pricing it at 10 yuan per kilogram more than it should be, from January to August.
Seriously. I don’t know what’s worse: Walmart’s fake organic pork? Or Carrefour’s relabelling of production dates for packaged meat to lengthen shelf live?
What’s up with all these sneaky foreign hypermarts in China? Is CityShop the only safe place left to shop? Yikes.