Authorities in China's southwestern city of Chongqing are cracking down on Wal-Mart for selling crappy pork and labeling it as good pork!
The company allegedly fraudulently labeled ordinary pork as more-expensive organic pork and 12 stores have been closed as a result.
This isn't the first incident that raised eyebrows either.
Since 2006, the giant retail store chain has been punished 21 times by Chongqing city officials for violations including false advertising, mislabeling, and food safety!
In it's most recent incident, the stores must remain closed for 15 days while cooperating with the investigation.
This incident makes us wonder: If they're selling overpriced pork in China, are they selling it here too?
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Wow! This is fabulous news!
Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest grocer, has promised to re-create thousands of its own products to make them healthier, as well as work with its suppliers to do the same. This move is in reaction to Michelle Obama’s campaign to combat childhood obesity.
The company plans to reduce sodium and added sugars in some items and reduce prices on produce and develop a logo for healthier items.
"No family should have to choose between food that is healthier for them and food they can afford," said Bill Simon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart's U.S. division.
Because Wal-Mart is such a huge power in the marketplace, they have the ability to set new trends and influence its distributors.
Awesome news! The first reason in a while to be happy about Wal-Mart!
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