food industry

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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February 20, 201214 Comments

Picture of the day: Walnut made of cement

Mr. Li bought 2.5 kilos of walnut from a street vendor in Zhengzhou city, Henan province on February 15. After he got home and cracked open some of them, he found that inside walnuts were broken concrete chunks. In order to reap more profit, vendors cracked open walnuts that have a thin husk, took out [...]

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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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