China's Top 9 Fake Foods

CARDBOARD SIOPAO SCANDAL

 China seems not only to make everything, it fakes just about everything as well.

CARDBOARD STEAMED BUNS SCANDAL

Chinese street vendors soak cardboard in industrial chemicals to soften it. Then it is chopped and mixed with pork fat and flavored powder.

The mixture is stuffed in dough and steamed.


In 2007, according to China Daily (A STATE-OWNED MEDIA), Beijing police have detained a television reporter for fabricating an investigative story about steamed buns stuffed with cardboard at a time when China's food safety is under intense international scrutiny.

A report directed by Beijing TV and played on state-run national broadcaster China Central Television that time said an unlicensed snack vend or in eastern Beijing was selling steamed dumplings stuffed with cardboard soaked in caustic soda and seasoned with pork flavouring.


MELAMINE MILK SCANDAL

MELAMINE MILK SCANDAL

In 2009. There was also a Melamine Milk Scandal in China. Around 53,000 Chinese children and infants have sickened by Melamine-tainted dairy products. 40,000 were treated as out-patients, 14,000 were Treated in various hospitals in China. And 4 infants have died because of this. Infusing the watered down milk with Melamine falsely increases the “protein” content of Milk, thereby fooling the Milk manufacturers.

FAKE CHICKEN EGGS SCANDAL

FAKE CHICKEN EGGS SCANDAL

China is also famous in Fake Chicken eggs scandal. People discovered fake chicken eggs being produced and sold in China.


Fake egg’s shell is made of calcium carbonate. Egg yolk and egg white are made of sodium alginate, alum, gelatin, eatable calcium chloride and then add water and food coloring. First pour a set amount of sodium alginate into warm water and mix it into egg white like shape, then mix it with gelatin together with benzoic acid, alum and other chemicals to make the egg white. Egg yolk is just adding lemon yellow food coloring. Together with calcium chloride to form egg mixture into the mold to produce the egg membrane. Egg shell is made of paraffin wax, gypsum powder, calcium carbonate and other materials.

Source: http://www.chinahush.com/2009/04/24/how-to-identify-fake-chicken-eggs/
 

FAKE RICE NOODLES SCANDAL

FAKE RICE NOODLES SCANDAL

In 2010, Large amounts of rice noodles made with rotten grain and potentially carcinogenic additives are being sold in south China, state press said.

Up to 50 factories in south China's Dongguan city near Hong Kong are producing about 500,000 kilogrammes (1.1 million pounds) of tainted rice noodles a day using stale and mouldy grain, the Beijing Youth Daily said that time.


FAKE RICE SCANDAL

FAKE RICE SCANDAL

In 2011, according to the Korean-language “Weekly Hong Kong” (which many Vietnam websites are referencing as well), Singapore media claim that fake rice is being distributed in the Chinese town of Taiyuan, in Shaanxi province. This “rice” is a mix of potatoes, sweet potatoes, and plastic. It is formed by mixing the potatoes and sweet potatoes into the shape of rice grains, then adding industrial synthetic resins. Since the rice does not behave like normal rice, it stays hard even after it has been cooked. Such synthetic resins can also be very harmful if consumed.

A Chinese Restaurant Association official said that eating three bowls of this fake rice would be like eating one plastic bag. Due to the seriousness of the matter, he added that there they conducted an investigation of factories alleged to be producing the rice.

Source: http://www.weeklyhk.com/news.php?code&mode=view&num=10793


BLUE GLOWING PORK SCANDAL

BLUE GLOWING PORK SCANDAL

In the same year (2011), A woman who purchased a kilogram of pork from a wet market on Yang Gao North Road.

Afterward, she placed the leftover pork on a small table in the kitchen. At 11pm, Miss Chen got out of bed to use the toilet, and suddenly noticed a faint blue glow coming from the kitchen, and that the bright blue glow was coming from the pork itself.

Another resident from Changsha city one after another discovered that the pork they had purchased from supermarkets emitted a blue glow at night. After this phenomenon was reported by the media, the Changsha Food Safety Commission mobilized the efforts of the business, livestock, industry and commerce, health, and other departments and at the same time invited experts and professors to participate in the investigation.

Through scientific bacteria cultivation separation, experts discovered “blue glow pork” was caused by secondary bacterial contamination. Shanghai Health Supervision Department food experts say the pork that has been contaminated by phosphorescent bacteria.

Source: http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/pictures/blue-glowing-pork-meat-found-in-shanghai.html


FAKE WINE SCANDAL

FAKE WINE SCANDAL

In March 2012 according to REUTERS report, Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee tasted fake wine at a Hong Kong dinner party.

"What we're seeing across the country is a proliferation of knock-offs and copycats and outright counterfeit as the imported wine industry really explodes in this market," said Ian Ford of Summergate Fine Wines in Shanghai, adding that counterfeiters are taking advantage of inexperienced Chinese consumers.


FAKE MEAT MADE FROM RATS

FAKE MEAT MADE FROM RATS

More than 900 people have been arrested in China for involvement in meat-related crimes, including producing fake beef and mutton from animals such as rats, minks and foxes, authorities reported.

A total of 382 cases of alleged crimes in food industry were uncovered in a three-month campaign launched by China’s Ministry of Public Security on January 25, the ministry reported.

In addition to producing falsely-labeled meat, the crimes included using banned chemicals in processing of products, selling meat infected with various diseases and injecting water into meat to pad up its weight, according to Xinhua news agency.

Security officials seized more than 20,000 tons of illegal meat products during the crackdown.

The ministry said it will now focus on dairy products, continuing a larger campaign to combat crime and violations in food industry.

Crook producers faking meat to beef up the bottom line is hardly China’s exclusive problem. Europe recently had a major scandal over horsemeat laced with banned drug, which was sold as more expensive beef.

Source: http://rt.com/news/china-meat-crimes-crackdown-766/

CHINESE SELLING WALNUTS FILLED WITH CEMENT

CHINESE SELLING WALNUTS FILLED WITH CEMENT

The scam goes like this — the walnut husk had been emptied of its nutmeat, filled with concrete and paper and then glued shut again. For the fraudsters, they can almost double their profits with the trick, selling both the nutmeat and the fake nuts.

Such a trade makes sense in China, where walnuts have become ridiculously expensive over the last few years — from 350 yuan 10 years ago, to as much as 3,500 yuan, or 20,000 - 30,000 yuan (almost $5,000) last year.


Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-walnuts-filled-with-cement-2013-2
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May 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Scary... I will no longer try their food

May 19, 2013 at 6:02 PM

tipid2 din pag may time.. hahaha.., kulang nlang TAE gawing Ice Cream .. yaahhhmeeeehhh!!

May 20, 2013 at 2:34 PM

mautak talaga ang china,kaya kahit hindi sakop sa kanila inaangkin ,at magtatayo yan ng polluted factory para ang pilipinas naman ang mag karoon ng sakit na cancer,bakit kaya di ba sila natakot sa Dios pinangunahan nila ang nais ni Lord,magaling sa inbento ang china kaso utak nila ay hindi galing sa Dios,mantakin mo siopao laman pinulbos na kahoy,nuts laman simento......?kunin na sana kayo ni Lord ,at sana lumaban kayo sa buhay na may takot sa Dios.

May 24, 2013 at 3:48 AM

It is not scary, it is dangerous. How can we trust again to such suppliers. These are ruining the food level and making people afraid. Fake wine, Rat meat, cemented wallnuts. God.
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May 30, 2013 at 6:02 AM

alarming. we've had the melamine scandal before which was later resolved. but even so, when a variety of fake foods are generated every day, recalling the dispensed harmful products would be so hard to control.

July 6, 2013 at 8:48 AM

China is a fake country. They always wanted to portray the western world to the world. The west are putting up factories in China purely because of cheap labor with no or minimal benefits to employees, no environmental restrictions, no labor union and bigger margin to the company. Look at your electronic gadgets and appliances, most of it are made in China.

August 28, 2013 at 12:50 AM

The fetus soup isn't here? Well.. probably it isn't fake.
Hahaaaahahahhaha

September 12, 2013 at 5:28 PM

So I guess it's true that almost everything is fake in China. Opppsss! :/

April 14, 2014 at 6:40 AM

OH GOD...........LET THIS BE A REASON TO BE MORE CAREFUL!!!

April 15, 2014 at 1:53 AM

OMG kakadiri naman..I'm imagining there is a bat meat in every can of MA-LING you buy.

April 15, 2014 at 9:50 PM

How about the bottle of mineral water with contaminated water? Come on! I don't know where or what to eat upon visiting HK..so alarming!

April 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Haha..fake eggs? I think the costs of making the fake is more expensive than that of a real egg. How do they make the egg shell? What kind of mould do they use that doesn't leave a join in the centre?

April 19, 2014 at 3:48 PM

bakit di na lang i-ban lahat ng supply sa china pra tapos ang problema.

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