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Rat Race In China?

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Just after the news of the selling of rats meat mixed with lamb meat in China's restaurants and shops, a high school student in Zhejiang province found a rat in his breakfast, just bought from school canteen. The boy says: "I had one bite of the rice ball, and had a glimpse of the rat head in it, I did not believe it was a rat, and I had a better look.... than I had to run outside to vomit..... other classmates were vomiting as some of them had the same type of breakfast. Some male students quickly came to take photos..... (screenshot from Chinese blogs)

 

The Headmaster of the school told journalists that people from the local Food And Drug Administration had checked the canteen, and found dried rat bones, or half of the head of ra at in dried mushrooms.(photo below).

In Chinese cooking, normally, dry mushrooms have to be washed and soaked in water before cooking.

A blogger says: Now I understand why students should not be allowed to carry mobile phones to school... you see, once these photos up on the web.......too much trouble.....

According to the Headmaster, students who eat the same dish were sent to hospital but suffered no ill symptoms.

Rotten Fruit Processed Into Juice and Exported to the West PDF Print E-mail
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Many big fruit juice producers in China, such as Huiyuan Company of Haisheng, and Xuzhou Andre Juice Co. Ltd are among the list of companies whose production lines have been stopped for quarantine checks. Huiyuan Fruit Juice Company produces around 50% of China’s high concentration fruit and vegetable cordial; it is the biggest fruit juice producer in China.

People normally think that rotten fruit is not edible, however recently, outside the Xuzhou Andre Juice Co. Ltd (referred to as ‘Xuzhou Andre’) several fruit dealers delivered rotten fruit from orchards. The farm tricycles of these fruit dealers were very smelly, surrounded by swarming flies.

According to 21st Century Business Herald, due to a shortage of fruit, much rotten fruit has been sent to well-known fruit juice companies as raw material to manufacture their fruit juices, including the Huiyuan Company of Haisheng (located in Anhui Dangshan), the Xuzhou Andre(located in Jiangsu Fengxian) and the Huiyuan Company of Pingyi (located in Shandong Pinyi county).

It was also found that there were many fruit markets in Anhui Dangshan collecting rotten fruit that was sold to Dangshan Haisheng Fresh Fruit Juice Co. Ltd (referred to as Dangshan Haisheng) and Dangshan Huiyuan Food & Beverage Co.(referred to as “Dangshan Huiyuan”).

The manager of one relatively big fruit market centre in Dangshan, Mr. Chen, said that his fruit centre would send at least 20 to 30 tons of rotten fruit to local juice factories to make juice or concentrated juice; sometimes they even sent 60 tons to the factories in one day.

The miracle of changing rotten fruit into juice

Security at the Anhui Andre factory is very strict; no visitors are allowed into the factory, except fruit delivery truck drivers who always have to park at designated locations and are forbidden to get out of their trucks in the middle of their deliveries, and forbidden to use their mobile phones in the factory.

According to Mr. Chen who has been in the fruit business for  many years in Fengxian, the workers of the factory dump the rotten fruit into the fruit slots, where the fruit is washed by water, containing sterilizing agents; then the washed fruit is sent onto a conveyor belt to be directly squeezed into juice.

Some insiders say that food additives are used to improve the colour and the taste of the juice; essences makes some low concentrated juice taste good, and  artificial colors make the juice colourful; sweeteners, acidity agents, stabilizers, artificial colors and preservatives are also added to the juice.

Residents near those juice factories told reporters that they normally do not drink fruit juices due to this.

Large quantities of such juices are exported overseas

These juices are sold at home and overseas. According to AC Nielsen’s data from the first half year of 2013, the Chinese domestic fruit and vegetable juice sales reached 4.4 billion litres, an increase of 7.3% over the same period last year.

The Shaanxi Branch of Haisheng is the biggest global supplier for concentrated apple juice, concentrated pear juice and apple essences which provides products for famous international brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kraft, Nestle etc.; while 90% of the products of the Andre Juice Co Ltd of North Yantai are exported to North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa and other countries.

Though Huiyuan Company of Haisheng, and Xuzhou Andre Juice Co. Ltd claimed that they had just passed quarantine checks and their production lines have re-opened, but many people are wary as the concoction of chemicals mixed in the fruit juice to preserve it raises the question of whether it is safe for human consumption.

Toxic food everywhere in mainland China

Since the exposure of the melamine milk scandal in 2008, the problem of China’s mainland toxic food are being constantly exposed. Fake food technologies keep on emerging in the mainland food market flooded by poisonous additives.  Toxic milk, clenbuterol, gutter oil, colorful buns, poisonous rice (rice washed through poisonous liquid to avoid moulting for long time), poisonous vegetables, poisonous fruit, poisonous eggs (chickens fed with chemicals to produce reddish coloured yolks), plus GM products, the list extends to over 2000 products!

According to the Chinese Food Hygiene magazine, in 2012, more than 94 million Chinese people became ill in mainland China because of food borne pathogens, with 3.4 million being admitted to hospital and more than 8,500 deaths.

The growing and processing of food is far from perfect in the west, but it is so much worse in China, and western governments treat the international exchange of food as another tradeable commodity as if it were furniture (link to report of: New sofas to blame for rash of allergies) or iron ore.

Border testing and screening of Chinese food is negligible in many western countries and the occasional testing done may pass in a bacteria count because rotten produce has been treated with sterilising agents.

The deleterious effect of a cocktail of chemicals that we ingest on a daily basis is that they accumulate in the body and show up later in life as degenerative diseases.  Worse still we gradually pollute our new-born infants resulting in an increasing number of birth defects.

 

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