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China authorizes selling food tainted with Golden Staph
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henry0




msg:4391459
 2:47 pm on Nov 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

WARNING: China authorizes selling food tainted with Golden Staph!

As I daily review US and FR news and newspaper publishing food related articles I found a worrisome news
pulished by [bigbrowser.blog.lemonde.fr ] Le Monde.

It reveals that the Chinese’s government has cleared the way for selling food tainted with a small level of Staphylococcus Aureus AKA Golden Staph, which comes with a quite long rap sheet!

 

greenleaves




msg:4391534
 11:44 pm on Nov 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

What makes the poison? The amount or the mater?

lucy24




msg:4391539
 12:04 am on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

Staph?

:: yawn ::

In the US we prefer E. coli. Much more effective at reducing the customer base if you can't deal with those Black Friday [webmasterworld.com] lines.

J_RaD




msg:4391543
 12:42 am on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

im very careful to never eat anything that comes from that country anyway..... check the label!

smallcompany




msg:4391546
 1:38 am on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

im very careful to never eat anything that comes from that country anyway..... check the label!


Me too, with no offense towards people over there. It's just that I don't trust it after cases like that milk that killed children over there. Plus all the toy stories and all that terrible petroleum like smell from cheapo plastic things.

But, few days ago I had to break this when I wanted to buy some frozen organic edamame, both in shell and without. No other choice. :/

Also, I found that some organic stuff like 100% fruit juices are made from (organic) concentrate that comes from China. But when you check the label on the box, it says product of Canada or USA. Go figure.

henry0




msg:4391651
 1:50 pm on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

Not to mention that I found packages with
"Packed in the USA"
but no original provenance indication?

enigma1




msg:4391654
 2:17 pm on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

Some other articles I read on this they state these food items are banned by supermarkets in various cities in Asia. And inspections are dated back in July 2011, makes you wonder what's the new discovery here. There was a "new standard" at some point though - at least what they claim:
"According to the new standard, ... toxin is allowed in foods as long as the amount is not to the lethal level,"

[news.yahoo.com...]

J_RaD




msg:4391657
 2:35 pm on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

i've been over to that side of the world many times and have seen it 1st hand.

a little staph on your food is the least of your worries... but is the staph actually on REAL FOOD?

wheel




msg:4391659
 2:41 pm on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

Frankly I'm not a fan of even buying food out of the U.S. As soon as something's factory farmed so cheap that they can ship it across countries, there's potential for someone (regardless of country) to cut a corner somewhere.

I got sent to the grocery store last week for carrots. Unbelievably I had to buy carrots out of the U.S. Shipped all the way here (thousands of miles)...and yet there's a vegetable farm less than a mile from me that grows lots of carrots (and thus, less than a mile from the grocery store). I'd have preferred to buy them grown locally. Safer, should be cheaper and they're my neighbors (their kids go to school with mine). Yet I wasn't given the option.

incrediBILL




msg:4391662
 2:48 pm on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

Personally, I think we're at more risk from poor food handling practices by companies cutting corners trying to bolster their bottom line right here at home than we are from China.

FWIW, besides the food issues, I wash all new clothes before wearing them because sweaty workers get staph and other infectious stuff on the clothes. The risk is real, it's even been discussed on the news a few times. No thanks on the risk of skin infections, wash before you wear.

enigma1




msg:4391670
 3:09 pm on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

Shipped all the way here (thousands of miles)

Yes but what's more peculiar is the origin of the groceries. Going to the same grocery store every time looking at the same fruit or vegetable, same place. One time is US other times are countries in EU other times is in South America, Asia etc. You need to read the label every single time.

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