If I had a nickel for every time my donkey meat snack turned out to be fox meat instead, I’d have no nickels. But there would be plenty of coins coming in for customers at some Walmart stores in China after tests showed that what was labeled as “Five Spice” donkey meat was tainted with the meat of other animals.
While Europe grapples with its growing horsemeat problem, their consumer brethren in South Africa have a new beef with their beef — namely that a lot of it actually contains donkey, water buffalo and goat meat. Some of those four-legged creatures might be a part of a daily diet in that country, but still, meat should be labeled correctly. Is that so much to ask? [More]