Temple City, CA – A California woman called health authorities to complain about a Chinese food market — after finding an item she didn’t approve of in their store.
The Metro Super Market was selling raccoon meat — which is considered a delicacy in China.
Store employees declined to go on camera but did show the whole raccoon sold in a bag for $9.99 a pound.
Customer Christina Dow posted cell phone video on social media after she says she was horrified to find several of the bagged raccoons.
Dow said, “The way it’s packaged in the store, it’s so real. It’s so fresh. You don’t see chickens feathers and bled all over them and their expression with their tongue hanging out”
Dow says she contacted the l-A county health department. A spokesman for the department told KCAL that selling raccoons as food could be perfectly legal, depending on where the meat comes from. Store employees say health inspectors came to the store to see the raccoons which will no longer be sold until the department gives approval. Dow says legal or not she wants it to stop.
Store employees say they’ve been selling raccoons for years and have never had any issues.