Thursday, March 14, 2013

China: Sick, dead pigs go to market: 46 jailed

 A court in East China's Zhejiang Province Wednesday sentenced 46 people for processing and selling some 1,000 sick or dead pigs in a separate controversy swirling around China's porcine industry after more than 7,500 swine carcasses were pulled from Shanghai's Huangpu River over the last week.
Both Zhang and Chen were convicted of producing and selling unsafe food. The pork they sold was found to contain proteus mirabilis, a virus that can cause severe food poisoning.
The verdict coincides with the thousands of dead pigs found in Shanghai's Huangpu River, which shocked the city's residents and raised fears of contaminated water supplies which officials said have not been affected. Another 944 dead pigs were recovered on Thursday, according to Xinmin Evening News.

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