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Walmart says last 2 employees in pork scandal released

Authorities in Chongqing in southwest China have released the last two employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc who were detained over a pork mislabelling scandal that shut more than a dozen stores in the country last October.

The world’s largest retailer ran into trouble with Chinese authorities in October following allegations it sold regular pork as organic pork, leading to the closure of more than a dozen stores in central China and the detention of its employees.

It was the latest in a string of 21 violations dating back to 2006 and authorities, who said they were dissatisfied with Walmart’s previous responses, ordered a two-week closure of all the chain’s stores in the city.

(Source: CNBC)