It appears that China is taking one of its latest food scandals pretty seriously. More than 2,000 police officers were dispatched to arrest 989 people suspected of manufacturing and selling clenbuterol-tainted pork.
A senior official in the Ministry of Public Security said a criminal enterprise was infiltrated and the police were able to break up a network of clenbuterol sales across 63 cities in China.
To understand the gravity of the situation, look no further than news reports. Police allegedly seized "2.75 tons of clenbuterol and closed six illegal laboratories, 12 production lines, 19 processing and storage sites and 32 'underground' factories."
Let's hope this is the end of this pork scandal.