The never ending story: China’s Food Scandals
Food, not so glorious food. Yet again, the Chinese headlines are plastered with the disgusting and repulsive, and the nation is mired in another food scandal. In China we have to live with it every time we slink down to the corner fast-food joint.
A food processor based in Shanghai has been selling meat past its expiration date–green meat, deathly meat, old meat–to all sorts of places that, for better or worse, are hugely popular. Yup, I’m looking at you McDonald’s and KFC, and I’m not lovin’ it. I’m guilty of patronizing these awful restaurants myself, though I’m all-too-aware that this food is not top quality, so, when I hear of a product getting a new “sell by” date slapped on it, my heart can’t help but sink a little bit further into itself.
Well, today I’d like to look into the annals of Chinese food scandals, and hope that maybe one day the food safety inspectors will do their jobs, clean up their acts, and let us eat our horrible grub in peace.
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