Tainted donkey meat … say, what?

Recent issue of Business Week ran an article titled “Keeping the Mystery Out of China’s Meat”

Can’t explain why I decided to read it.



But, I did … and here’s what caught my eye.


China has food safety rules …but not all suppliers in China understand and follow them.

Walmart has learned that lesson repeatedly on the Chinese mainland, most recently when authorities earlier this year said meat sold as donkey at its Chinese stores contained fox DNA, triggering a recall by  retailer.

That stopped me in my tracks.

First, who the hell eats donkeys ???

Maybe my wife is right and I’m a picky eater … but, donkey meat ? … gimme a break — that’s gross.

Second, I’m no butcher, but wouldn’t fox be an upgrade from donkey?

I’d think a sprinkling of fox meat would enhance the offering.

Finally, I just can’t resist …

Tainted donkey meat?

Maybe Walmart has debunked a centuries old maxim passed from guy-to-guy in locker rooms around the world.

Maybe  there is there is such a thing as a bad piece of …

Oh, you know how it goes.


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One Response to “Tainted donkey meat … say, what?”

  1. Taco Bell: “Don’t say our beef isn’t beef …” | The Homa Files Says:

    […] The essence of the article was that some Chinese retailers were selling donkey meat that was diluted with fox meat. If you don’t understand why that’s a show-stopper, see Tainted donkey meat … say, what? […]

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