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NEW!!  BEIJING, China (AP) "Chopped cardboard, softened with an industrial chemical and flavored with fatty pork and powdered seasoning, is a main ingredient in batches of steamed buns sold in one Beijing neighborhood, state television said...."  Chinese food 'made from cardboard' from CNN.com, July 12, 2007 (Click to read entire article)

"...Formaldehyde, illegal dyes, and industrial wax were found being used to make candy, pickles, crackers and seafood, it said, citing Han Yi, an official with the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, which is responsible for food safety....
...Other products turned away by U.S. inspectors include toxic monkfish, frozen eel and juice made with unsafe color additives...."
China shuts 180 food factories for chemicals
Toxic ingredients used in products from candy to seafood, state media says by the Associated Press, June 27, 2007 (Click to read)

"In the wake of scandals involving tainted food and toothpaste from China comes word of a new concern from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as well as the Food and Drug Administration toys, makeup, glazed pottery and other products that contain significant amounts of lead...."
China exports lead poisoning From eye shadow to glazed pottery, products pose danger to U.S. kids from
WorldNetDaily.com, June 7, 2007 (Click to read entire article)

"While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued consumer warnings to avoid using potentially deadly Chinese-made toothpaste, the Chinese government continued to deny there was any danger from the contaminant diethylene glycol a solvent used in antifreeze that killed 107 Americans when it was introduced in an elixir 70 years ago.
The FDA yesterday urged consumers to check labels for toothpaste made in China and throw them away.

China's toothpaste contaminant has long, deadly, grisly history FDA warns Americans to avoid products containing poisonous antifreeze solvent from WorldNetDaily.com, June 6, 2007 (Click to read)

 "China, the leading exporter of seafood to the U.S., is raising most of its fish products in water contaminated with raw sewage and compensating by using dangerous drugs and chemicals, many of which are banned by the Food and Drug Administration....
...But the grave news on China's seafood exports is worsened by the FDA's inability to inspect imports. The percentage of important seafood shipments with samples taken for laboratory inspection has decreased over the past four years, from 0.88 percent in 2003 to 0.59 percent in 2006 this while seafood consumption in the U.S. was rising and more of that seafood was coming from China...."
from Seafood imports from China raised in untreated sewage Fish products consumed by Americans treated with dangerous drugs, chemicals by Joseph Farah, from
WorldNetDaily.com, June 4, 2007 (Click to read)

Just as Canadian and U.S. health officials were scrambling to find out which brands of Chinese-made toothpaste had entered their countries, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced last Friday that it has intercepted a shipment of corn gluten from China contaminated with melamine and cyanuric acid....
...Within China, quality control and food safety regulations tend to be lax or non-existent, and consumers have to be constantly vigilant for so-called "fake products," which can include everything from fake soy sauce and fake herbs to wine with high levels of industrial ethanol and vegetables overdosed with fertilizer.
"If you talk to anybody from China, they'll tell you about how there's absolutely no food safety standards there in a lot of the locally produced foods," says Dr. Warriner....
...Dozens of people have died in China as a result of counterfeit drugs. Last year, 11 deaths were caused by the drug Xinfu, a poor quality antibiotic that hadn't been properly sterilized.
Many counterfeit drugs that originate in China and India make their way onto overseas markets. In India, there's a law against selling counterfeit drugs within the country, but not against exporting them...."
Tainted Products Continue to Flow out of China Toothpaste, cough syrup, and fish added to growing list of contaminated products by Omid Ghoreishi, Epoch Times Edmonton Staff, The Epoch Times, International, May 31, 2007  (Click to read)
ALSO:  "New Zealand consumers should be wary of Chinese products after companies putting cheap and toxic alternatives in food lead to a spate of pet deaths in the United States, and hundreds of people in Panama died from using a toxic cough syrup.
These products were deliberately adulterated to increase profits.
The pet food scandal has instigated the largest pet food recall in the U.S. and health authorities in Haiti, Panama, Canada and Australia were forced to recall the Chinese cough syrup after it was found to contain high levels of the chemical, diethylene glycol.
...The latest recall is falsely labeled Monk fish. This could possibly be puffer fish, containing a potentially deadly toxin called tetrodotoxin....

Chinese Corruption Allows Toxic Products Onto Global Markets, by Barry Mills, Epoch Times Hamilton staff, The Epoch Times, International, May 28, 2007  (Click to read)  


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