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Wholesale market shut down over fire fears

A WHOLESALE market in Minhang District, which was found selling questionable mutton mixed with pork and duck meat in May, was shut down for good yesterday. The reason however was potential fire hazards.

About 80 vendors, who had warehouses in the Xinpin Wholesale Market, lived there  as well, prompting fears of fire.

Living in the markets has been banned since 2010. But many vendors, not only in Xinpin, continue to live in the markets where they do business.

On January 6, a fire at the Shanghai Farm Products Wholesale Market in Pudong killed five and injured 14.

The city government considered shutting down Xinpin last year, but large-scale business in the market delayed attempts to down the shutters.

Chen Haojie, deputy director of Meilong Town, said the market supplied nearly 70 percent of preserved food and condiment in the city. In March, the vendors were offered a deal in an effort to move them out. They were given two-months rent-free space while their business was moved to markets in Songjiang and Baoshan districts.



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