10 Oct '11, 11am

Wal-Marts in Chongqing closed for pork mislabelling

Wal-Mart has been ordered to temporarily close some stores in the Chinese city of Chongqing and to pay 2.7 million yuan (S$546,139) in fines following an investigation into the mislabelling of tons of regular pork as 'organic'. -- PHOTO: AFP SHANGHAI (AP) - Wal-Mart has been ordered to temporarily close some stores in the Chinese city of Chongqing and to pay 2.7 million yuan (S$546,139) in fines following an investigation into the mislabelling of tons of regular pork as 'organic'. The retail giant said on Monday in a statement that Chongqing police had detained some of its employees over what has been dubbed the 'green pork' incident. It apologised to shoppers for any inconvenience and said it was cooperating with authorities. Wal-Mart has 10 stores and two affiliates in Chongqing, a massive metropolis of 32 million people in western China. The company said it was ordered ...

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