food additive

April 16, 20125 Comments

Latest product scandal exposed by state media: medicine capsules made from leather scraps

From Sina For years, underground workshops in China have been bleaching worn-out leatherwear and leather scraps with lime, processing them into a gelling agent and selling it to manufacturers of medicine capsules, according to an investigative report by China Central Television. Such capsules contain a high level of chromium, which, as a heavy metal, may [...]

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September 21, 201111 Comments

Photos: What do you really eat when you go to a restaurant in China

From Sina Blog Chinese food is yummy! But do you know how it is prepared in restaurants? A set of pictures taken by an anonymous chef working in a Chinese restaurant was leaked online, and they offer a disturbing peek into restaurant kitchens which might unnerve those of you who have enjoyed Chinese cuisine and [...]

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April 18, 2011No Comments

Picture of the day: Shuanghui dumps tons of meat products into landfill amid food additive scandal

Shuanghui Group, China’s largest meat processor, is having a crisis after illegal additive was found in its meat products. Its ham sausages, the company’s most popular and one of China’s most consumed cold cuts, had been put off shelf for more than 20 days. The financial loss is estimated at millions of Chinese yuan. The [...]

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April 8, 2011No Comments

Picture of the day: Shuanghui manager munches ham sausage to prove food safety

Shuanghui Group, China’s largest meat processor, is having a crisis after illegal additive was found in its meat products. Its ham sausages, the company’s most popular and one of China’s most consumed cold cuts, had been put off shelf for more than 20 days. The financial loss is estimated at millions of Chinese yuan. On [...]

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