Category Archives: China Food Safety

more swill oil

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 … Continue reading

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swill oil

ALL Shanghai restaurants must have oil-filtering machines installed in their kitchens by the end of the year, as the city attempts to eliminate the illegal “swill oil” trade. Swill oil is produced from oil collected from drains and kitchens and … Continue reading

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tainted bean sprouts

GROWERS of tainted bean sprouts in Shanghai’s Qingpu District have been detained, local authorities said yesterday. Shanghai Food and Drug Administration said the bean sprouts found in unlicensed premises in the Xianghuaqiao residential community contained illegal additives. Officials gave no … Continue reading

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overuse of benzoic acid and hexadienic acid in Coke ZERO

COCA-COLA insisted yesterday that their products were safe to drink after Taiwan banned the import of a batch of Coke Zero ingredients from Shanghai because of a banned preservative. The use of methyl para-hydroxybenzoate is prohibited in Taiwan because it … Continue reading

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If you want vegetables to grow faster, add more Ethrel

VEGETABLES ripened by using plant growth stimulators are being widely sold in wet markets across China, and there is no national testing system in place to regulate the practice. Such vegetables look attractive but don’t taste good because they have … Continue reading

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China farmers face ‘exploding’ watermelon problem

Farmers in eastern China have been left perplexed after their watermelons began to explode one by one. An investigation by state media found farms in Jiangsu province were losing acres of fruit because of the problem. The overuse of a … Continue reading

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16 suspects nabbed in clenbuterol crackdown

POLICE in central China have caught 16 suspects for allegedly manufacturing and selling a banned food additive – clenbuterol, or “lean meat powder” – worth 30 million yuan (US$4.6 million). Police in Hunan Province said they uncovered the case after … Continue reading

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