Tainted Food From China Cause For Concern

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Foreign Policy, The World

Talk about scary. Just read…

From Washington Post:

Dried apples preserved with a cancer-causing chemical.

Frozen catfish laden with banned antibiotics.

Scallops and sardines coated with putrefying bacteria.

Mushrooms laced with illegal pesticides.

These were among the 107 food imports from China that the Food and Drug Administration detained at U.S. ports just last month, agency documents reveal, along with more than 1,000 shipments of tainted Chinese dietary supplements, toxic Chinese cosmetics and counterfeit Chinese medicines.

For years, U.S. inspection records show, China has flooded the United States with foods unfit for human consumption. And for years, FDA inspectors have simply returned to Chinese importers the small portion of those products they caught — many of which turned up at U.S. borders again, making a second or third attempt at entry.

Please spread the word about this.


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2 Responses to “Tainted Food From China Cause For Concern”

  1. Jimmy the Dhimmi Says:

    A Follow up:

    It appears China has gotten the message and is about to make a significant change. First step: execute the head of their FDA. You gotta admit, they mean business!

  2. scott Says:

    I am trying to keep a list of all that tainted food from China.

    List of Tainted Food from China
    http://www.whoila.com/public.php?publiclink=58DtXzrZ8LT1

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