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The Associated Press reports that Chinese authorities have uncovered a criminal conspiracy there that engaged in the killing of rats and passing off their meat as lamb.

According to the story, "Among those arrested were 63 people who allegedly ran an operation in Shanghai and the coastal city of Wuxi that bought fox, mink, rat and other meat that had not been tested for quality and safety, processed it with additives like gelatin and passed it off as lamb."

The conspiracy is just another in a long line of food safety issues that have emerged over the years in China, a country that has seemed unable to control, manage and monitor its food chain.
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