Retailing behemoth Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has announced it will triple its spending on food safety in China, just months after meat sold as donkey was found to contain fox flesh, Reuters reported Tuesday.
Wal-Mart will spend 300 million yuan (US$48.32 million) between 2013 and 2015, up from the 100 million yuan it had previously set aside for the period.
The company said it will also increase DNA testing on meat products and inspect more of its 7,000 or so suppliers, according to the report.
Wal-Mart China chief compliance officer Paul Gallemore was quoted as saying the company has “zero tolerance for adulterated goods”.
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