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Mon Jan 4, 2016, 11:50 AM

And now we're not going to know if this is what we are buying.

China’s Food Safety Issues Worse Than You Thought

In April, I began an email correspondence with an American I’ll call Susan (she prefers to remain anonymous), who has lived in China for 15 years while working in publishing. She currently resides in Beijing and also lived in a small town in Hubei province.

Susan came across our Change.org petition (325,000-plus signatures) asking Congress to “Keep Chinese Chicken Out of Our Schools and Supermarkets” and reached out to me. While she loves China and its people, Susan’s first-hand knowledge of China’s poor food safety practices leaves her deeply concerned about the prospect of American chicken being processed in China for consumption in the U.S.

To provide consumers with even more information about how a weak Chinese food safety system poses a real threat to Americans, I have compiled a Q&A excerpt from my often-startling correspondence with Susan.


http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/07/chinas-food-safety-issues-are-worse-than-you-thought/#.VoqThzYlfVo

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Reply And now we're not going to know if this is what we are buying. (Original post)
Seedersandleechers Jan 2016 OP
tabasco Jan 2016 #1
Cassiopeia Jan 2016 #3
tabasco Jan 2016 #5
MissB Jan 2016 #2
CrispyQ Jan 2016 #7
UtahLib Jan 2016 #4
hollysmom Jan 2016 #6

Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2016, 12:02 PM

1. Thanks, republicans.

 

Destroying consumer protection one law at a time.

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Response to tabasco (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 4, 2016, 12:22 PM

3. The Republicans didn't pull this off alone.

They had plenty of help from "Democrats."

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Response to Cassiopeia (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 4, 2016, 12:35 PM

5. 121 Democrats voted against it. 10 republicans voted against it.

 

234 republicans voted for it. 66 Democrats voted for it.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2016, 12:12 PM

2. I wonder about the fake eggs she references

How would one not know an egg was fake?

On edit: a quick Google search did a great job of answering my question and turning my stomach. I'm really glad I raise my own eggs in the backyard.

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Response to MissB (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 4, 2016, 12:58 PM

7. I had to Google it too. Amazing. In a bad way.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2016, 12:25 PM

4. Bookmarking, thanks for the info. nt

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2016, 12:38 PM

6. I was inthe store the other day and I swear I saw seafood from China.

I might be wrong, I always look at seafood and limit the number of countries and locations in this country (sorry gulf states, don't want your sea food). I pretty much have given up most fish and shell fish as it comes from Thailand (slavery) or Vietnam (very lax inspections).

I am sure after the TPP, they won't be labeling where the sea food comes from in the future. In the summer, not so bad as you can buy fish from the local docks after a long drive, but not so much in winter.

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