(London Guardian) Chinese authorities announced on Thursday that more than 900 people had been detained over the past three months for "meat-related offences".
One alleged gang is suspected of using illegal chemicals to transform rat, mink and fox meat into counterfeit mutton slices – popular for their use in hot pot – and selling them to local markets.
Responding to the scandal, police in Zhejiang province posted a guide to distinguishing between real and fake mutton on China's most popular microblogging site, Sina Weibo.
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Here is a translation of their instructions.