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Not yum! Chinese meat-processing plant that supplies McDonald's mixed sewage & rotten meat with fresh

JUST a few months ago a meat-processing plant in Shanghai’s Jiading district won a food safety award. Shanghai Husi Food, one of several such facilities in China owned by OSI Group, an American firm that sells meat products to the world’s leading fast-food chains, was named an “Advanced Unit (A-Class) of Safe Food Production” by local authorities.

Not quite. A hidden-camera exposé, done by local reporters, appears to show workers at the plant relabelling expired meat as fresh and handling food with bare hands. It appeared that the floor of the processing plant was covered with rubbish and sewage, and meat was scooped up off the floor and thrown into mixers. Rotting meat was apparently mixed together with fresh meat and packaged for sale. In this and other ways, the A-Class plant made a mockery of “safe food production.”

The shockwaves rippled through deep fryers across the land. It turns out that OSI is an important supplier to such fast-food chains as McDonald’s and Yum Brands, which controls KFC and Pizza Hut. Both firms immediately halted sale of meat processed by OSI. Starbucks, an American coffee purveyor, pulled from its shelves chicken paninis that contained questionable meat. At least nine big chains, including two Chinese firms and the Japanese arms of several multinationals, are affected.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/07/food-safety?...

Also: http://www.dailypaul.com/321844/usda-to-allow-importation-of...



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the gutter oil Chinese food is being cooked in and it's a wonder that anyone in China is still alive!

http://youtu.be/zrv78nG9R04

"Most damningly,

an official declared that the illegal activities 'are not the behaviour of a certain individual, but an organised arrangement.'"

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

I would not buy any food from China...

they are not trustworthy. I worked with a salesman who visited China on business and he said that the Chinese have a different ethical standard than we do; they find it perfectly legit to replace an ingredient with another ingredient that is cheaper even though they have signed a contract. They do not care about anyone.

:(

Just like you can't easily find shoes not made in China anymore, will we find the same situation with food? God only knows what kind of deals our debt-ridden government made with the Chinese. And we certainly know how corporations feel about cheaper production costs that make a mockery of our environmental and safety regulations. I'm serious. Try to find garlic (an American staple!) in a delicatessen or supermarket. In the chain market where I shop, the only garlic out there with all the other produce ("fresh produce")... is from China. If you want the garlic produced in the U.S. you'll find it - a small wrapped package (holding two cloves) - on a shelf unit with other small items (packets of thyme and other herbs, bags of pine nuts, etc.). It's nothing you'd readily see. It was pointed out to me when I asked. Well, actually, the first time I asked, a produce guy had to bring it to me from the back. After that, it was pointed out that they now keep some on this shelf unit with specialty items.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Garlic

Easy to grow. In the garden or in pots. last for months in a cool area

Money talks and dogs bark

I buy organic garlic

at the health food store; I assume it is grown in the USA, but I don't really know...it's not marked in any way.

I assumed my NJ health-food store's organic tomatoes were grown

in the U.S. No. They're from Mexico. NJ is a state once famous for... tomatoes: "Jersey Tomatoes." There's trying to bring it back. Good luck!

http://sebsnjaesnews.rutgers.edu/2013/08/whats-in-season-fro...

http://www.njfarmfresh.rutgers.edu/JerseyTomatoTeeShirts.htm

You'd think that progressives would be more supportive of the "slow food movement" - good for health (it's the freshest available food), good for the environment (it takes the least distance to transport food, which translates to less pollution), good for workers (Americans support their neighbors, i.e., helping to provide Americans with a livelihood).

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

my local health food store..

Earth Fare, labels vegies from Mexico, so since the garlic is not labeled I am assuming it is USA, but that could easily be a false assumption. However, if it is organic, I have to assume it is organic no matter where it is grown; you have to trust some one.

Edit: oh and by the way this is a progressive area and they are all gung ho about locally grown and slow food etc.

Uh oh, I'm gung ho about locally-grown

and slow food, too. I'm not sure how you're using the word. But as I see it, (political) "Progressives" and "Republicans and/or corporations" are all globalists.

Anyway, I think you're probably right about the garlic, that if it's not labelled otherwise, it's from the USA. As to being organic, yes, I'm sure it's organic wherever it's grown. And I agree, you have to trust someone! Well, I wouldn't trust food coming from Asia/China. But otherwise yes. Indeed, Mexico seems to have a stronger organic faction than here. I was so happy when Mexico banned GMO corn. http://www.dailypaul.com/302818/mexico-bans-gmo-corn-effecti...

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

I don't know

they call themselves progressives here, but I honestly have no idea what they mean...used to be liberal, now progressive.

Food safety is a sensitive issue in China after past "scandals"

"Food and drug safety is an unusually sensitive issue in China following scandals over the past decade in which infants, hospital patients and others have been killed or sickened by phony or adulterated milk powder, drugs and other goods.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/china-tainted-meat-scandal-w...

This wouldn't be the same China whose food products are found throughout American supermarkets now, would it be? (Try to find locally-produced garlic. By "local" I mean from anywhere in the entire United States.

This obsession with cheap production/goods includes.. FISH! "Formaldehyde Detected in [American] Supermarket Fish Imported from Asia" http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/09/formaldehyde-detected-...

A WSJ 2011 Photo Essay! Photos: China's Product Scandals ~ From milk powder to bean sprouts to toothpaste to heparin, the list of tainted, toxic consumables produced in China continues to grow. Yup.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

shake hands with beef