Saturday, September 20, 2008

China tainted food continues

Japanese Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Seiichi Ota submitted his resignation to Japans Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, because of contaminated rice found in rice balls. The rice was imported from China, the nation known for its exports of tainted food.

The Chinese are not immune to tainted food. Here to for, it was thought the commies in China reserved the tainted food for export only. A scandal has rocked China over tainted milk produced and sold in China resulting in the deaths of some babies in China.

According to a European Commission:

-Half of all dangerous goods seized in Europe in 2007 came from China.
-Last year China found two companies guilty of intentionally exporting contaminated pet food.
-US authorities last year gave warning that monkfish imported from China may be puffer fish, containing a potentially deadly toxin.
-In 2005 Sudan 1, a carcinogenic food coloring, was found in Chinese branches of KFC.
-In January a survey found almost two thirds of Chinese people were worried about food safety.

Also, China was caught exporting dried apples preserved in a cancer causing substance in 2007.

Early in 2008 the bums in the United States Congress passed limited legislation requiring as of October 1st, 2008, the following foods must be labeled as to their country of origin: beef, veal, lamb, pork, chicken, goat, wild and farm-raised fish and shellfish, perishable fruit and vegetables, peanuts, pecans, ginseng and macadamia nuts.

This law does not go far enough, however it is a first step for a Congress who has no regard for the safety of the U.S. consumer, and total loyalty to the importers who line their worthless pockets.

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