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Report: Wal-Mart reopens 13 stores in China after food safety case


Beijing -- The Xinhua News Agency in Beijing, China, said that Wal-Mart Stores has reopened 13 stores in Chongqing after being forced by authorities to close the stores for 15 days over the mislabeling of regular pork as organic.

Chongqing authorities had also arrested two employees and fined the company $421,000 on charges of passing off regular pork as higher-priced organic meat earlier in October.

During the two-week closure, Wal-Mart set up supervisory teams at the stores to improve management and product labeling while local authorities conducted twice-daily inspections, Xinhua reported.

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