23 February 2009

Lead-painted baby toys...

...melamine in baby formula... I've gotta confess, I remain less than impressed with that Chinese "economic miracle"...
-- BEIJING, China (CNN) -- At least 70 people in one Chinese province have suffered food poisoning in recent days after eating pig organs contaminated by a banned food additive, state-run media reported Monday.

Clenbuterol can prevent pigs from accumulating fat but is harmful to humans and can be fatal.
And, of course, this being China... it ain't the first time...
One of the largest food poisoning cases involving clenbuterol happened in Shanghai in September 2006, when 336 people were hospitalized after eating pig meat or organs contaminated with the additive, China Daily said.
Some miracle, huh?


RELATED: So what's any of this to you?
If you have any type of foodstuff in your house (and, chances are, whether you know it, or not... you do) that contains any type of ingredient made in China... it's like sticking a loaded gun in your mouth.