Many places in China are known for their exquisite cuisine and special taste. China is also known for many specific products that we use daily. A real and best example of the fact that people love Chinese food are many Chinese restaurants around the world. However, his food industry has recently been under intense pressure due to its alarming lack of standards, and many people are beginning to avoid importing Chinese products, and we can not blame them. It’s very easy to understand why.
Over the years, China creates and sells outrageously-toxic fake and cheap food and food products. Although there is no evidence that the vast majority of these products are sold in the United States, sites such as eBay, Amazon.com, AliExpress and other websites have been seen selling food that is sometimes open, sometimes unnoticeably produced and often Sent directly from the country.
In this post we will show you 10 Chinese illegal food products, and we strongly recommend that you stay away from these products! You do not know what harmful substances are contained in them and what they can do for your health.
Here is a list of ten illegal fake food products from China that will make you think twice about buying products from online stores that are sent from the other side of the world:
- Imitation of eggs
You will not believe this, it’s absolutely shocking! People publish training videos on some Chinese websites on how to make $ 70 a day, producing and selling fake eggs. Chemicals that are needed to make these “fake and dangerous eggs”: Alginic acid, potassium alum, gelatin, calcium chloride, water and artificial color. They make shells from calcium carbonate. The use of these eggs can cause memory loss and dementia. Be especially careful what you buy, because these eggs can be really dangerous for you and your family!
- Walnuts stuffed with cement
Walnuts stuffed with cement? You have not heard about this, have you? In 2012, a Chinese guy bought shelled walnuts in the city of Zhengzhou, China. The only thing he found was the broken concrete parts inside. “Manufacturers” of nut cement wrapped the concrete in paper to prevent the appearance of suspicious noise when soda nuts. The guy who actually “invented and made” these cemented walnuts, was trying to get more money by selling these fake walnuts, which were much harder than the real thing.
- Making beef from pork
Since pork in China is cheaper, people in some Chinese restaurants sell it instead of beef. Before they sell it, they usually perform some chemistry on it. That’s what they do! They use a beef extract and some glazing to “marinate” the meat for an hour and a half. Medical experts advise many people to stay away from this counterfeit “beef” product, since its long-term use can cause slow poisoning, deformation, and can also contribute to the development of cancer.
- Fake green peas
According to reports, fake peas were found in Hunan, China, in 2005. A local newspaper published a story that says that the peas were still solid after boiling, but turned the water into an unnatural green color. Fake pea producers earned a lot of money selling this dangerous product, and one of the illegal workshops produced them for three years before it was investigated and closed. People who made these fake peas used: snow peas and soybeans. They then added a green dye and sodium metabisulfite, which was used as a bleach and preservative. This dye is prohibited, and it can not be used in production, as it can cause cancer, and also interfere with the body’s ability to absorb calcium.
A food safety expert from Beijing, Sang Liwei, said that these toxic artificial green peas were found in Hunan and Guangdong before, but it seems that the news has not attracted enough attention from officials. According to Sang Liwei, in China, officials mark the incident of food safety incident when at least one person dies as a result of this. He also says that in such cases, when the danger is only in possible long-term diseases caused by improper use of additives, it is not surprising to see a lag in circulation.
- Baby food
According to CBS News, nearly 50 people were accused of making a fake instant infant formula, which resulted in dozens of children being killed in the province of Fuyang, China. This event occurred in 2004. The formula of fast food for babies contained very few nutrients. He was mostly made from chalk and made children produce a “big headache”. This condition made their heads swell, and the rest of their bodies gradually deteriorated.
- Industrial salt sold as table salt
We all know that industrial salt can not be consumed by people, and it is called “unsuitable for human consumption.” Industrial salt is much cheaper. That’s why 788 tons of it was sold to at least 12 people for 13 years as table salt. This unhealthy and dangerous industrial salt can cause mental and physical problems, such as problems with hypothyroidism and reproductive system disorders. Be careful what type of salt you buy!
- Dirt is sold as black pepper
It’s shocking as well! According to local news, a seller in China’s Guangdong province collected local mud and sold it as black pepper! And another worrying thing was that his white pepper was mostly made from flour. When the authorities caught him, his excuse was unbelievable. His reason to sell these fake peppers was that they would not kill people. Incredible right! And Given that counterfeit products in China are not investigated until someone dies, how many more items are being sold from counterfeit items and chemicals, because they will not kill people.
- Fake sweet potato noodles
I’m a fan of sweet potatoes, so it bothered me especially. The Chinese authorities found that the object in the city of Zhongshan (China) produced at least 5.5 tons of counterfeit noodles. Many began to complain that what was supposed to be sweet potato noodles seemed strange. Therefore, the authorities started an investigation, and with further investigation it turned out that the noodles consist of corn with industrial inks, which are used to give them a purple color and paraffin wax. These were shocking news for all consumers of “sweet potato noodles”!
- Fake ginseng
The Chinese used the ginseng root as a popular medicinal plant for more than 3000 years. Prices for ginseng increased rapidly, prompting many ginseng retailers to figure out how to save profits. So, they came up with a solution! Their solution was to weld the roots in the sugar, which makes them much heavier and, therefore, more profitable. Wei Feng, an expert on Chinese medicine from the National Institute for Food and Drug Administration (NIFDC), said that this is a big problem not only because retailers are being ripped off from customers, but also because boiling ginseng in sugar can deprive it of its majority. Medicinal values. Wei Feng conducted a test to prove this. His test showed that although natural ginseng contains 20% of sugar, this fake amounts to 70% of sugar. He can do little to improve people’s health, he says.
- Plastic rice
And this is the last, but not the least. Chinese authorities confiscated a huge amount of counterfeit rice in the whole of China. It is believed that most of it is made from potatoes in combination with synthetic resin! Shocking news, huh? Just like peas, rice remained solid after boiling, as well as peas, it can have the same side effects. Its long-term consumption can cause cancer. What is the main reason for making counterfeit and harmful products? Make money, of course! Scammers imitated the popular type of Chinese rice “Wuchang”.
That’s all people. I really hope that you liked this post, and make sure that you share it with your friends and family to raise awareness and be careful what you buy! Thanks!
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