Wal-Mart reopens stores following false pork labelling

25-10-2011 | | |

Wal-Mart China has reopened stores that were temporarily closed after it was discovered that normal pork was labelled as organic pork.


The stores have been slapped with fines worth five times as much as the income they made from illegally selling ordinary pork. They were found guilty of putting incorrect information on 60 tonnes of the pork they had sold over the course of 20 months.
Some Wal-Mart staff were also detained. It was also recently reported that Ed Chan, who served as president and CEO of Wal-Mart’s Chinese business for almost five years, has left the company “for personal reasons”.  Scott Price, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Asia, has taken over over as  interim leader for Wal-Mart China until a new CEO is announced, the statement added. Clara Wong, senior vice president of the human resources department of Wal-Mart’s China operations, has resigned as well.

The 13 stores in Chongqing has opened on Tuesday after a 15-day closure for “internal enhancements”, a Wal-Mart said in a statement.

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