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Read this on Fox News yesterday


Chinese police seize decades-old chicken feet smuggled from Vietnam

Jul 08, 2013


Police in China discovered decades-old chicken feet, beef tripe, and cartilage when they raided an illegal food storage site in the Guangxi region.


Twenty tons of meat -- some dating back as far as 1967 -- was apparently smuggled by a gang into China from Vietnam, according to the Chinese news agency, Xinhua.


According to a report in the South China Morning Post, the chicken feet were brought into China frozen, and then processed with bleach and other chemicals to add weight and improve color. By increasing the weight, the gang was able to turn about 2.2 pounds into more than 3 pounds of seemingly fresh chicken feet, and make thousands of dollars.


Over the last year, Chinese police investigated seven similar cases of smuggled chicken feet, seizing more than $3.2 million in tampered products. When they busted the Guangxi operation in May, the facility was rancid.


"The entire processing facility had a fishy and foul smell," Li Jianmin, from the local Public Security Bureau, told Xinhua. "You just couldn't stand it after one or two minutes."


Illegal imports of bear paws are also booming in Asia. Last year, authorities confiscated 141 smuggled bear paws in just one raid. The paws were also rotten and foul-smelling, but restaurants would cook the paws to mask the odor.


Two Russians were arrested in May in Inner Mongolia, while attempting to smuggle 213 bear paws into China worth more than $456,000.

Edited by 4My2Greys
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Yes, I saw that news story this morning too. I won't knowingly buy human food or dog food if its made or processed in China because they are too corrupt to be able to reliably maintain standards. Kind of like the Mafia in southern Italy.

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The title of this almost kept me away, but I couldn't resist. My wife teases me for "turning into my father" because I try to stay away from anything made in China (which is virtually impossible) but this is exactly why. No ethics over there when it comes to making money.

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