Poison Chinese rice noodles: Memories of melamine poisoned milk products

Do you have any Chinese rice noodles or other foods in your kitchen? Better read this…

Chinese food producers are turning out over a million pounds of tainted rice noodles a day and no one can say how long it’s been happening. Chinese authorities say it’s all being locally used, but hey, they said there was no export of melamine tainted milk products either and we know how well that turned out.

The latest stories detail how sulphur dioxide and other substances are being added to rotten rice to stretch a pound of rice into three pounds of noodles.

The rice noodles are just the latest food scandal from the People’s Republic of China. Last week it was bleached mushrooms, tainted red wine, fake tofu and dyed oranges.

So… do you have any Chinese food products on the shelf? Why take the chance with your family when these stories keep coming?

Further Reading

ABC News: Rotten rice noodles spark new China food scare

BFP: China’s Solution To Children Killed and Injured By Melamine-Tainted Milk: Arrest Parents Who Talk Too Much

BFP: Poisoned Chinese Drywall In Barbados? Makes Homeowners Sick – Corrodes Plumbing, Electrical, Air Conditioning

Photo: Some rice noodles from China. Are they good or not? How are Bajan consumers supposed to know?



Filed under Agriculture, Barbados, China, Consumer Issues, Corruption, Health

6 responses to “Poison Chinese rice noodles: Memories of melamine poisoned milk products

  1. jack spratt

    Should that not be POISONED instead of poison?

  2. watcher

    It is not only the food in the products but the packaging the food is placed in that has to be a concern. FDA in the USA have strict controls on what packaging can be used for direct food contact or for indirect food contact. These same controls are not in force in China nor in Barbados. Packaging can be imported into Barbados from China without any testing being performed. All of the purchasers of packaging materials such as plastic food containers that ae made from recyled materials should be asking their suppliers for certificates of compliance and documentation that the products theyare using are made in a manner that will eliminate transistion of residual chemicals into the food.

  3. Mr Coco

    This is so typical of the chinese, whom have no respect for human life in china or anywhere.

  4. Green Monkey

    This is so typical of the chinese, whom have no respect for human life in china or anywhere.

    And the Chinese aren’t the only ones. Look at how multinational corporations like Monsanto ignore signs of dangerous side effects with new Genetically Modified food products and nevertheless get the inadequately tested products forced onto US and international markets with US government help and without proper testing whether consumers want the products or not. Max Kaiser of the Kaiser report explains:

    Monsanto, previously functioned as another corporate tool of Eisenhower’s Military Industrial Complex when it produced (no doubt at great profit) the poisonous chemical defoliant known as Agent Orange which the US military sprayed all over the Vietnamese country side leading to huge numbers of birth defects in the Vietnamese population along with numerous incidents of cancer. American veterans also suffered the debilitating effects of cancer and birth defects in their offspring after exposure to Agent Orange (which of course the Pentagon fought tooth and nail to deny until the evidence became to glaringly obvious that it could no longer be swept under the carpet).

  5. Green Monkey

    BBC: Dioxin threat eggs from Germany baked in UK cakes

    Eggs from German farms where animal feed has been contaminated by dioxins have been used in some British cakes and quiches, the BBC has learned.

    The EU executive said 14 tonnes of eggs in liquid form had been exported to the UK but it was unclear if those eggs were contaminated.

    The UK’s Food Standards Agency said two UK manufacturers had used the eggs.

    It said there was a very low risk to human health, because the eggs were diluted with other products.

    It said that following the distribution of eggs from the now-closed German plant to the Netherlands, they were mixed with non-contaminated eggs to make pasteurised liquid egg.