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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

DANGEROUS IMPORTED FOODS

The following article is circulating the internet. It reads like it originated in North America somewhere and is about the dangers of buying Chinese food product. It warns to:

WATCH WHAT YOU BUY. ESPECIALLY HIGHLINER FISH PRODUCTS; all come from China, even though the box says 'product of Canada', it is from China and 'processed' in Canada, that is, the coating is added and packaged in Canada only! The fish are raised in pens using chemicals that are banned in Canada as cancer causing but legal in China . This was exposed on CBC TV's Marketplace.

The story also has some disturbing pictures that if they truly depict what is going on there. it is a concern. I would venture to add that it may not only applicable to China. But it makes you think about how food is processed and to consider at its source.

THERE ARE NO REGULATED LAWS FOR FOOD PROCESSED IN CHINA , HONG KONG , VIETNAM AND THAILAND !!

The world is scared of Chinese made 'black hearted goods'.

 

But can you differentiate the ones is made in the USA , Philippines , Taiwan or China ? The first 3 digits of the barcode tell you the country code wherein the product was made.

E.g. Barcodes starting with 690 until 695 are all MADE IN CHINA. 471 is Made in Taiwan. clip_image001
Here is a bigger list

00 ~ 13 USA & CANADA
30 ~ 37 FRANCE
40 ~ 44 GERMANY
49 ~ JAPAN
50 ~ UK
57 ~ Denmark
64 ~ Finland
76 ~ Switzerland and Lienchtenstein
628 ~ Saudi-Arabia
629 ~ United Arab Emirates
740 ~ 745 - Central America
All 480 Codes are Made in the Philippines

For specifics on goods from a China should alert you to read labels and always buy fresh when you can.

Well, are you enjoying seeing Chinese food popping up in your supermarket left and right? Have you noticed you can't buy a single package of fish that isn't made in China (or Vietnam )? Do you think your food from China is processed in a sanitary manner, and thus safe to eat?

Have you a taste for chicken?  Take a look at this!!

These undercover enclosed pictures speak a thousand words. Avoid buying all processed food packaged in China. Anything goes! We just don't know what else is in those packages. Unlike in the U.S. and CANADA , China does not have laws regulating food processing.
Basically, do not buy any processed food from China , also Hong Kong , too. MANY companies are using a Hong Kong address to avoid this type of image reputation.

Early dawn, starts the day by riding around to collect dead chickens.

Total of 5 riders are hired by the boss to ride to farms to buy dead chickens.
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A dead chicken cost 1 RMB and would be sold at 9 RMB after processing.
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Storage for the dead chickens in the court yard.
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Carcasses are thrown everywhere.
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And on the floor....
Four employees start de-feathering the dead fowl after soaking in boiling water from a rusty wok.

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Enduring the pungent odor, but sometimes, it gets so terrible that even the most experienced of the workers would puke.
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Workers rushing to get the chickens de-feathered.
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A discarded bath tub being used to soak the bare skin dead chickens.... The contaminated water would have accelerated the decomposition process.
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Wearing slippers walking among the chickens before the coloring processing.
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After the color dye, its creepy to find that they are quite

tenderized.

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And now presenting the mouth watering Charcoal Roasted Chicken!
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Other sources for the story http://www.oztion.com.au/Community/topic.aspx?t=news&tid=398145