Meat stored in unsanitary conditions
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China in spotlight over mislabelled meat and poor hygiene

9 May 2013 Last updated at 02:30 BST

When shoppers in Europe found themselves unwittingly buying horsemeat earlier this year, retailers rushed to take it off the shelves and reassure their customers.

In China there is a seemingly endless diet of food safety scandals and growing public anger.

Last week more than 900 people were arrested for selling what they said was lamb but which was in fact rat and fox meat.

The BBC's Martin Patience in Beijing asks whether people there have lost faith when it comes to their food.