China is well known for its fine cuisine and the specific taste, as well as many different products we use every day. Chinese restaurants are spread around the world and is slowly creating a cult of Chinese culture. However, lately there are some rumors about the lack of standards in Chinese products and people gradually begin to avoid the import of Chinese products and is very easy to understand why.
Another thing that is China, known for its false are cheap products are sold worldwide through Amazon, eBay, AliExpress and many more online sites. These products are very cheap and lack quality. They often contain toxic substances prohibited and are false. These online sites offer food shipped directly from the country.
Here’s a list of 10 illegal food products from China and we recommend that you think twice before buying them. You do not know what hazardous substances may contain this food and are sent directly from the other side of the ocean.
The list below are just ten examples of illegal counterfeit foodstuff China, which may make you think twice about buying food from online sources that are included from the other side of the ocean.
- imitation eggs
Some Chinese websites have instructional videos on how to make $ 70 a day for the production and sale of fake eggs. Chemicals required are “alginic acid, Potassium Alum, gelatin, calcium chloride, water and artificial color.” Egg shells are made of calcium carbonate. Eating these eggs can cause memory loss and dementia.
- The cement filled nuts
In 2012 a man bought shelled nuts in the city of Zhengzhou, China only to find pieces of broken concrete inside. The concrete is wrapped in paper to avoid making a suspicious noise was shaken when the nut. The salesman who sold nuts was trying to make more profit by selling these fake nuts that were much heavier than the real thing.
- Make beef pork
Pork is less expensive in China so some restaurants sell instead of beef – but not before doing some chemistry there. What use is a meat extract and a coating agent to “marinate” meat for 90 minutes. Doctors have advised people to stay away from this fake product as its long-term use can cause “slow poisoning, deformity, and even cancer.”
- False green peas
In 2005, it was found that false in Hunan Province, China peas. According to a local newspaper, the peas were still hard after boiling, but the natural green color of the water turned. False peas were reported to be very profitable, and one of the illegal workshops was producing them for three years before was investigated. False peas were created with snow peas and soybeans, added green dye and sodium metabisulfite (used as a whitener and preservatives). This dye use in products is prohibited, as it can cause cancer, as well as hindering the body’s ability to absorb calcium.
“artificial Such toxic green peas have been found in Hunan and Guangdong before, but it seems that the news did not get enough attention from the staff,” he said Sang Liwei, an expert on food safety based in Beijing.
In China, the only officials label a case of a “food safety incident” when at least one person dies as a result of it, the source said.
“In cases like this, where the only risk lies in the possible long-term illnesses caused by misuse of additives, it is not surprising to see delayed handling,” he said Sang Liwei.
- Infant formula
In 2004, 47 people were accused of producing fake instant milk formula that resulted in children dying in Fuyang, China dozens, CBS News reported. The formula contains very few nutrients, it was probably made of chalk, and made the children develop a “big head disease”, which made their heads swell and the rest of their bodies deteriorate slowly.
- Industrial salt is sold as table salt
Industrial salt is labeled “unfit for human consumption.” However, it is much cheaper, so 788 tons of it was sold for at least 12 people during 13 years as table salt. Industrial salt can cause mental and physical problems such as hypothyroidism problems and disorders of the reproductive system.
- sludge sold as black pepper
A market vendor in Guangdong Province of China includes the local clay and sold as black pepper, white pepper while his is mainly composed of flour. His excuse to justify the sale of these counterfeit goods was “not kill people.”
Given that fake foods in China are not allowed investigated until someone dies, how many items are sold more made of fake goods and chemicals, as “not kill people.”
- sweet potato noodles False
A plant in Zhongshan City, China made at least 5.5 tons of fake noodles. In 2011, people began to complain that their sweet potato noodles strange taste. Further investigation led to a revelation that the noodles are made of corn with an industrial ink used to give a purple color, and paraffin wax.
- false Ginseng
ginseng root is a popular medicinal plant, used as a tonic in China for over 3,000 years. Prices for ginseng have grown rapidly, pushing many retailers ginseng to find a way to keep making profits. His solution was to boil the roots in sugar, which makes them much heavier and therefore more profitable.
Chinese medicine expert at the National Institute of Food and Drug Control Wei Feng said that this is problematic, not only because retailers are ripping-off customers, but also because boiling ginseng in sugar could strip him of most its medicinal properties. The test showed that while ginseng has a natural content of 20% sugar, is a fake is up to 70% sugar. “You can do very little to improve the health of people,” said Wei Feng.
- Rice Plastic
Enormous amounts of fake rice have been seized in China, and it is believed that much of it is produced from potatoes combined with a synthetic resin. Like peas, rice remained hard after boiling. Also like peas, long-term consumption could cause cancer.
The goal, of course, was to make money, as fraudsters have been imitating a popular type of Chinese rice called “Wuchang.”