Normally, a product containing donkey meat would be the reason for a recall. However, in China, it is the lack of donkey meat that has caused a scandal. The Chinese have found that a produce called “Five Spice” donkey meat contained traced of meat from other animals, particularly fox meat. We previously saw scandals involving rancid or rat meat being sold in China. However, from a Western sensibilities standpoint, this is a rather novel claim that donkey meat was contaminated by non-donkey meat.
Wal-Mart will reimburse customers. Donkey is a popular snack with 2.4 million donkeys slaughtered each year in China for human consumption.
Thus, “not enough donkey meat” is now a complaint being investigated in China. Of course with Wal-Mart you are guaranteed it is also the cheapest possible donkey meat.
We have not heard from the foxes however for one simple reason . . .