this is just gross…. I’m probably injesting this cooking oil recycled from gutters every day as all Chinese food is dripping in oil.. swill oil… urgghh. Heres a bloke collecting swill oil from a gutter for refinement.
A syndicate that made and sold cooking oil recycled from kitchen wastes has been busted by police in Chongqing in southwest China.
The syndicate refined swill oil in an underground factory and sold it as cooking oil to restaurants in Chongqing and the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan, Henan, Hunan and Guizhou, the Beijing News reported today.
Its illegally production of recycled oil was enough for 2,600 households to consume in one year, the report said.
In the underground factory, which used to be a pig shed, rotten kitchen leftovers were stored in several cement pits. A large cauldron was used to boil food wastes, local police said.
Like cooking oil recycled from gutters, swill oil is also hard to detect in the marketplace because its lab test matches that of normal cooking oil, officials said.
Chongqing police said there is no law that bans swill oil as a toxic food product.
Investigation showed the syndicate enjoyed high profits in this business. It paid only a token fee to buy kitchen wastes from restaurants and, after processing, it could sell swill oil at 8,000 to 9,000 yuan (US$1,256-1,413) per ton.