Watch what you eat - -American made -vs- China and Korea?

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  1. righteousdude2

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    Below is an article that came ws sent to me, and basically, I was already aware of these problems and practice good buying. But I wondered if any of you have heard of some of these potential problems, and if you have links to prove or disprove them. Feel free to share your views and opinions!

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    Did you know that Smithfield Farms, the largest pork producing farm in the USA was sold in September to China (http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/s/SMITHFIELD-FARMS-CHINA.htm#.VPvO_M-09j0) with the unanimous support of its stockholders! The hogs will still be raised
    here, but slaughtered and packaged for sale in China before being sent back here. This includes labels: of Morrell, Eckrich, Krakus, Cudahy, Premium Hams, Cook's, Gwaltney.

    The same with many chickens. They can now be shipped there, but when they come back all that needs to be labeled is that they … WERE RAISED IN THE USA. Not that they were processed in China! Our great FDA at work again. The chickens will all be processed and most sold to fast food restaurants for sandwiches, along with schools and supermarkets. The China slaughter and processing plants and regulations are not nearly equal – and, by far as stringent - to the requirements here.

    Buy USA or Canada only.

    MORE BAD FOOD. We recently learned that Starkist Tuna is now owned by Korea (http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/03/korean-owned-starkist-tuna-says-no-to-fda/#.VPvOdc-09j0), and is in big conflict with the U. S. concerning quality, safety, and records, which Korea refuses to produce. Read several articles on Google about this, and even one that was defending the eating of Tilapia said to avoid the fish that came from China?

    Also, I had just returned home from buying Albertson's 4-day special of 4 bags of frozen Tilapia for the price of one? Sure enough, on the top of the bags, it read "farm raised", and on the bottom in small print it said: "Processed in China."

    Recently a Food inspector on TV... said he had lived overseas and he had seen the filthy conditions their foods are raised and processed in. It is enough to make you throw-up. Some foreign workers have to wear masks as they work in these places, because the food is so rotten and filthy, it makes them want to throw up. Many of the fish on Fish Farms are fed raw sewage daily. He said he has seen so much filth throughout their food growing and processing that he would "never" eat any of it. They raise this filth, put some food coloring and some flavorings on it, then they ship it to the USA &
    Canada for YOU and I to consume and feed to YOUR families. They have no Food & Safety Inspectors. They ship it to you to buy and poison your families and friends.

    Imported food we eat and the junk we buy: Green Giant frozen vegetables are from China ,
    and so are most of Europe’s Best. Arctic Gardens are Okay. So is Birdseye. BUT, never buy the grocery store garlic unless it is clearly marked Product of USA or Canada, the other stuff is grown in human dung, (even worse than chicken poop). China is the largest producer of garlic in the world; the U.S. is next.

    Buy only local honey, much honey is shipped in huge containers from China and re-packaged here. Cold-FX is grown and packed in China and is full of fecal bacteria. Doesn't work anyway, big scam.

    If the country of origin is not clearly marked “beware,” If you are looking at fresh produce, ask an employee exactly where it's origins are.
    Watch out for packages which state "prepared for," "packed by" or "imported by." We don't understand the lack of mandatory labeling, especially the produce.

    The country of origin should be clearly shown on the item in the store. Go to the local farmers' markets in season and keep a wary eye open the rest of the year.

    Please read this very carefully, and read to the very bottom. It's important for all of us.

    How is it possible to ship food from China cheaper than having it produced in the U. S. or Canada?

    FOR EXAMPLE THE "OUR FAMILY" BRAND OF MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN 'FROM CHINA.' SO, FOR A FEW MORE CENTS, BUY THE LIBERTY BRAND. GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE IS FROM CALIFORNIA.

    Beware, Costco sells canned peaches and pears in a plastic jar that come from China.

    ALL "HIGH LINER" AND MOST OTHER FROZEN FISH PRODUCTS COME FROM CHINA OR INDONESIA. THE PACKAGE MAY SAY "PACIFIC SALMON" ON THE FRONT, BUT LOOK FOR THE SMALL PRINT. MOST OF THESE PRODUCTS COME FROM FISH FARMS IN THE ORIENT WHERE THERE ARE NO REGULATIONS ON WHAT IS FED TO THESE FISH.

    Recently The Montreal Gazette had an article by the Canadian Government on how Chinese feed the fish: They suspend chicken
    wire crates over the fish ponds, and the fish feed on chicken dung. If you search the Internet about what the Chinese feed their fish, you'll be alarmed; e.g., growth hormones, expired anti-biotic from humans? Never buy any type of fish or shellfish that comes from these countries: Vietnam, China, Philippines.

    Also check those little fruit cups. They used to be made in Canada, in the Niagara region, until about 2 years ago. They are now packaged in China. Most sold in Aldi stores. While the Chinese export inferior and even toxic products,
    dangerous toys, and goods to be sold in North American markets, the media wrings its hands! Yet, 70% of North Americans believe that the
    trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.

    Well, duh! Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges? SIMPLY DO IT YOURSELF, and buy only food products from CANADA AND THE U.S.

    Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China' or 'PRC' (and that now includes Hong Kong), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.

    THINK ABOUT THIS: If 200 million North Americans refuse to buy just $20 less of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor... fast! The downside? Some Canadian/American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory.

    Just one month of trading losses will hit the Chinese for 8% of their North American exports. Then they will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness are worth it.

    Start reading labels more closely and buy something else even if it costs you a few cents more...you health is more important than cheap products made without care or concern about the health and wellbeing of the consumer.

    I'd like is your feedback and views on foreign market foods. Sone of the countries not mentioned were Mexico and South America, where their standards are also not closely regulated, and the food products are also not as healthy for the consumer!

    Link for most of article: http://www.hoax-slayer.com/chinese-food-import-screed.shtml
     
  2. OldRegular

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    I try not to buy any food or non prescription drugs made in China or the Far East. Recently tried to find the source of most over the counter drugs since my wife and I take Vitamin D and B-12. I was unable to determine the source of any over the counter drug. I heard on Fox recently that an ingredient used in the production of 90% of one type of antibiotic in this country came from Chins. There are apparently 6000 manufacturers of this drug in China so FDA inspection is impossible. I take an enteric coated aspirin daily. I bought a bottle recently in Target. The store brand was made in this country and was cheaper than the name brand made in Indonesia. When it comes to stuff like non-prescription pills I don't understand why this stuff is imported. That is not a labor intensive industry so why make it overseas? It blows my mind, I don't understand.

    The store where I purchase most of my groceries stamps its store brand pork as bred, raised, and harvested in the USA, same with most of the beef products. Their salmon is farm raised in Chile or wild. I have gotten to the point where I buy only wild, which is seasonal, because I have heard some of the fish ponds have a problem with viruses. Of course Chile is nothing but mountains and sea shore so perhaps their ponds are in the ocean.

    Saw some Smithfield products last week. Found nothing on it about where it came from or was processed. I read recently that this country is going to allow import of chicken from China. Sounds like another one to avoid!

    I have heard most of the following is farmed in China,tilapia, shrimp, and garlic. I don't eat tilapia at all. The only shrimp I buy are wild from Florida. i buy garlic raised and processed from California.

    Problem is that it is impossible to tell where a lot of food products come from. I have gotten leary about products from Mexico. This country was at one time called the bread basket of the world. What happened!
     
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    Wow! Thanks for the info on Rx antibiotics. Didn't know China was involved with that.

    Last year I purchased a new HP laptop, and it was made to order, like fingerprint recognition tl sign in for everything needing a password. Any ways when I got the laptop, it was put together in Hong Kong, so much for American made. It gave me problems within a few days so I had my tech guru check it out, and he believes the production line techs planted a virus in the hardware. He said it happens a lot with products made outside the USA.

    We need to bring American companies back to America.

    God bless you brother.
     
  4. Deacon

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    Snopes.com: Smithfield Foods [LINK]

    TRUE: Smithfield Foods was acquired by a Chinese company in September 2013.

    PROBABLY FALSE: Smithfield Foods will be sending hogs raised in the U.S. to China for slaughtering and processing.

    The major factor behind Shuanghui's acquisition of Smithfield was to secure a supply of pork to feed rising demand in China (a country that is now the world's biggest pork market), not to export pork products from China to the U.S
     
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    I haven't figured out how China exports any food with the population they have.

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