The story appears on

Page A5

May 31, 2013

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro » Society

City shuts down illegal pig butchery in forest

PUDONG New Area's food safety authority closed an underground pig butchery and detained two suspects after a TV report exposed the slaughterhouse.

One other person was caught in the raid but was later released on bail, Shanghai TV Station reported yesterday.

After an anonymous tip, the TV station spent two weeks investigating the illegal butchery hidden in a forest near Chuan'an Road in Cao'an Town in the Pudong New Area.

The butchery was operating at night, the report said.

Reporters visited the butchery in the morning when no one was there. They found a shed that had a foul odor, lots of flies and some leftover pork.

One morning, they followed a van that delivered pork from the butchery to a roadside market. The driver sold the pork directly to customers and claimed he had been selling pork there for almost one year.

Another truck delivered pork to a licensed wet market.

In Shanghai, pigs must be slaughtered in licensed butcheries and undergo quality checks. Qualified pork will be stamped with a seal that states when it was butchered, the producer and when it was checked by the food authority.

The Pudong Food Safety Office teamed up with other government departments to raid the underground butchery early Monday morning. They found 15 pigs waiting to be butchered.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend