A Chinese court has imprisoned 12 people for injecting water into cattle before slaughter to increase their weight and make more profit. They were sentenced to between six months and two years for manufacturing and selling fake goods between March 2014 and May 2014, according to Rui’an People’s Court in east China’s Zhejiang Province on Thursday [30 May 2015] afternoon…Full Article: ECNS.cn May 2015

Key Point

  • The individual were discovered injecting water in more than 100 cattle before they were slaughtered.

ChinaAg Comment

  • Zhejiang is not a major beef producing region in China. In 2013, Zhejiang produced just over 11,200 MTs of beef. Meanwhile, Henan and Shandong produced ~805,600 MTs and ~679,000 MTs during that time, respectively.

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