Is China Trying to Poison US?

Good thing these foods are inspected by the FDA or it’s likely that we would all be sick (or worse). Sounds to me like the U.S. needs to ban all foods from China.

WASHINGTON – While Americans are still recovering from a scandal over poison pet foods imported from China, FDA inspectors report tainted food imports intended for American humans are being rejected with increasing frequency because they are filthy, are contaminated with pesticides and tainted with carcinogens, bacteria and banned drugs.

Last month, like most months, China topped the list of countries whose products were refused by the FDA – and that list includes many countries, including Mexico and Canada, who export far more food products to the U.S. than China.

Some 257 refusals of Chinese products were recorded in April. By comparison, only 140 were from Mexico and only 23 from Canada.

Refused by the FDA in April because they were “filthy”:

salted bean curd cubes in brine with chili and sesame oil
dried apple
dried peach
dried pear
dried round bean curd
dried mushroom
olives
frozen bay scallops
frozen Pacific cod
sardines
frozen seafood mix
fermented bean curd

Among the foods rejected because they were contaminated with pesticides:

frozen eel
ginseng
frozen red raspberry crumble
mushrooms
Frozen catfish was stopped because it was laced with banned antibiotics. Scallops and sardines were turned away because they were coated with putrefying bacteria.

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3 Responses to “Is China Trying to Poison US?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am sure that Chinese imports exceed Mexican and Canadian imports combined by over 100 times, which makes your staistics pointless.

  2. Steve says:

    This is a government statistic, not “my” statistic.
    I think you would not believe it to be “pointless” if someone in your family was affected by contaminated items.

  3. Beth says:

    Is there any doubt that we have a problem when it comes to importing from China? I think not.

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