The Guardian

Seven people in China’s southern Guangdong province have been held over claims they injected dirty pond water into lamb to increase its weight and raise its price, state television reported in the latest food scandal to hit the country.

The suspects slaughtered up to 100 sheep a day at an illegal warehouse, pumping bacteria-ridden water into the meat before it was sold at markets, food stalls and restaurants in cities such as Guangzhou and Foshan, China Central Television (CCTV) said in a three-minute report.

China has been hit by a number of food safety scandals, from deadly chemical-laced dairy products to recycled “gutter oil” used for cooking.

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