On November 2013, a Chinese consumer organization warned Chinese parents to not to let children put toys in their mouths after many were found to contain a toxic agent that could cause liver or kidney damage.
This stunning advice came after the Consumer Council found phthalates at concentrations up to 300 times above what U.S. and European Union standards allow in over half the toys it tested.
The chemicals found are used to make plastic flexible and more durable are banned by the U.S. and E.U. at concentrations over 0.1% in children’s toys, bedding and teething devices. Of the Chinese toys tested, most contained phthalates and several had concentrations of 28% to 38%.
This year, reports about fake China rice made of synthetic materials caught the attention of Philippine authorities, particularly in Mindanao, where people who consumed the fake rice are said to have been hospitalized.
Here are some of the fake Chinese products that are making waves online. This is another reason why Filipinos are advised to stop buying products from China, not only because the communist country is stealing our territorial surroundings, but also because of the dangers these products my cause to us.
#1. Fake Eggs
These gelatin-like eggs are made from China. The appearance is obvious that these artificial eggs are very dangerous to consume. The exact materials used to manufacture these eggs are not clear.
#2. Artificial Cabbage
In this video, although the narrator speaks Korean, the man who is making this fake cabbage is Chine. Look how easy it is for him to trick consumers. Will risk your life by eating this cabbage?
#3. Rice Made of Plastic
Plastic rice sold on the Chinese market has reportedly found its way into various Asian countries, including India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Although
Although UP food scientist Dr. Ma. Concepcion Lizada said that fake rice are safe to eat, she was actually referring to the artificial and Iron Fortified Rice (IFR) made by DOST and NFA. Fake Chinese rice is made of unspecified materials so it is definitely very dangerous to eat.
#4. Chemically-contaminated Watermelons
Chinese consumers have been hit by yet another food safety scandal. This time, it’s exploding watermelons. Farmers in eastern Jiangsu province say they used a chemical to make the watermelons grow faster, so they could make more money.
#5. Fake Instant Noodles
Report says plasticizers are found on instant noodles made in China.
#6. Melamine Milk
In 2009, there was a Melamine Milk Scandal in China, Around 53,000 Chinese children and infants have sickened by Melamine-tainted dairy products. The outbreak reached the Philippines.
#7. Fake Wine
In March 2012 according to REUTERS report, Master of wine Jeannie Cho Lee tasted fake wine at a Hong Kong dinner party.
“What we’re seeing across the country is a proliferation of knock-offs and copycats and outright counterfeit as the imported wine industry really explodes in this market,” said Ian Ford of Summergate Fine Wines in Shanghai, adding that counterfeiters are taking advantage of inexperienced Chinese consumers.
#8. Fake Lamb Meat Made from Rats
More than 900 people have been arrested in China for involvement in meat-related crimes, including producing fake beef and mutton from animals such as rats, minks, and foxes, authorities reported.
A total of 382 cases of alleged crimes in food industry were uncovered in a 3 month campaign launched by China’s Ministry of Public Security on January 25, the ministry reported.
#9. Glowing Meat
A woman reportedly found her leftover dinner glowing in the middle of the night. Authorities later found that one of the main ingredients of the meat was phosphorescent bacteria. The bacteria are potentially harmful to humans.
Glowing meat image credit elitereaders.com
#10. Fake Walnuts
Nuggets inside walnuts were taken out and replaced by cement.
The above-mentioned products are available locally in the Philippines and there is no reason for Filipinos to buy these products from China.