Also Thursday, state media said Beijing police raided a village where live pigs were force-fed wastewater to boost their weight before slaughter, underscoring the country's chronic food safety problems. Plastic pipes had been forced down the pigs' throats and villagers had pumped each 220-pound pig with 44 pounds of wastewater, the Beijing Morning Post reported. Paperwork showed the pigs were headed for one of Beijing's main slaughterhouses and stamps on their ears indicated that they had already been through quarantine and inspection, the paper said. Suspects escaped during Wednesday's raid and no arrests were made, it said.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Food Safety in China: Yuck!
This from today's WSJ as more and more awful facts emerge about food "processing" in China: