Monday, April 19, 2010

No to Chinese Chicken

(This from my cousin..kinda scary and we should be aware:)

More on foods to beware...learn your bar codes (if this message is true). I just pass this on since it looks legit and pix don't lie.


The whole world is scared of China made 'black hearted goods'. Can you differentiate which one is made in the USA , Philippines , Taiwan or China ? For your Information ... the first 3 digits of the barcode is the country code wherein the product was made.
Sample: all barcodes that start with 690 until 695 are all MADE IN CHINA.
471 is Made in Taiwan.

This is our human right to know, but the government and related department never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves. Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products 'made in china', so they don't show from which country it is made.
However, you may now refer to the barcode, remember if the first 3 digits is 690 to 695, then it is Made in China .
00 ~ 13 USA & CANADA
30 ~ 37 FRANCE
40 ~ 44 GERMANY
49 ~ JAPAN
50 ~ UK
57 ~ Denmark
64 ~ Finland
76 ~ Switzerland and Lienchtenstein
628 ~ Saudi-Arabien
629 ~ United Arab Emirates
740 ~ 745 - Central America
All 480 Codes are Made in the Philippines
Now read on below for specifics on goods from China to protect yourself, your family, and your friends.
This is sickening but it is an alert to read labels and always buy fresh when you can.

471 means it comes from Taiwan

Have a taste for chicken? READ THIS
WATCH WHAT YOU BUY. ESPECIALLY HIGHLINER FISH PRODUCTS; all come from China, even though the box says 'product of Canada', it is from China and 'processed' in Canada, that is, the coating is added and packaged in Canada only! The fish are raised in pens using chemicals that are banned in Canada as cancer causing but legal in China . This was exposed on CBC TV's Marketplace.
This one will make you think before buying anything from China .

Well, are you enjoying seeing Chinese food popping up in your supermarket left and right? Have you noticed you can't buy a single package of fish that isn't made in China (or Vietnam )? Do you think your food from China is processed in a sanitary manner, and thus safe to eat? Take a look at this!!

These undercover enclosed pictures speak a thousand words. Avoid buying all processed food packaged in China. Anything goes! We just don't know what else is in those packages. Unlike in the U.S. and CANADA , China does not have laws regulating food processing.

Basically, do not buy any processed food from China , also Hong Kong , too. MANY companies are using a Hong Kong address to avoid this type of image reputation.

Early dawn, starts the day by riding around to collect dead chickens.

Total of 5 riders are hired by the boss to ride to farms to buy dead chickens.

A dead chicken cost 1 RMB and would be sold at 9 RMB after processing.

Storage for the dead chickens in the court yard.

Carcasses are thrown everywhere.

And on the floor....
Four employees start de-feathering the dead fowl after soaking in boiling water from a rusty wok.

Enduring the pungent odor, but sometime, it get so terrible that even the most experienced of the workers would puke.

Workers rush to get the chickens de-feathered.

A discarded bath tub is used to soak the bare skin dead chickens.... The contaminated water would have accelerated the decomposition process.

Wearing slippers walking among the chickens before the coloring processing.

After the color dye, its creepy to find that they are quite tenderized.

And now presenting the mouth watering Charcoal Roasted Chicken!

Do NOT buy food originating in China (or Vietnam or Thailand)! Take the time to read the labels and look for country of origin! STOP BUYING ANYTHING FROM CHINA . PERIOD!

(My cousin checks EVERYTHING out at so if he believes it to where he's passing it on, it's true.)


  1. My challenge to you is to make a list next month of everything you buy and where it was produced. I wonder how easy it is to do that? A lot of companies that you may think of as American have their products made in Asia because it's cheaper. There was a time when accordions came from Italy or Germany. For years now, Hohner has made its Corona II button accordions at a factory in China. Are they as good as the German instruments? I'll say they aren't bad at all, but at the same time confess that I own a vintage German-made Corona II.

    For food, the bad news is that you don't have to go to Asia to find food you maybe don't want to eat (as the old saying goes, those who like sausage and law are better off not knowing how it's made).

    I think a good strategy is to reduce the amount of processed food you buy in general and replace it with fresh food wherever you can. I've been buying organic meats more and more. It costs me a lot more cash, but I have a greater comfort level about what's in the food I eat. I know my butcher, and I think that's a good start.

    Living in Toronto, buying local produce works for about a third of the year. I confess to a weakness for fresh fruit and in February, most blueberries or plums or grapes we see around here come from Chile. I buy them because I think having fresh fruit is basically better than not having it.

    Almost all the garlic I see in our grocery stores comes from Asia. I saw some from Argentina a couple weeks ago. I don't know what is driving that exactly. I can't imagine life without garlic though.

  2. Mister Anchovy, first of all, thank you for such a great response to my post. I don't know what the answer is. I suppose we take it for granted that food is safe. And we shouldn't do that. At least with fresh fruit and veggies, we can wash those. I always put extra care into any fresh produce from Mexico because I've read quite a bit about treatment in the fields by the workers. I'm sure however, that poor hygiene in the fields (for lack of a better term) isn't limited to our friends south of the border.

    Meats are a different story. If it's beginning to rot or is otherwise contaminated, there is not much we can do to protect ourselves.

    Will I constantly check those barcodes? I doubt it. Except for chicken. I do get some comfort, I'll admit, that not everyone, or even a majority, of folks dining in Chinese eateries are not dropping over by the droves, grabbing their bellies and wailing with dispepsia.

    Give up garlic? Not in a thousand years.

  3. China-made products are not to be trusted, but it's our governments job to root them out. I wish they'd do it.

  4. Read Michael Pollan for answers Beej. This is a topic close to my you may remember I'm obsessed with we get food how it lives before we eat it. I try very very carefully to only eat local raised, grass fed meats...preferably game like buffalo. I get organic free range chicken...but we only eat meat a couple times a week. We mostly eat salad and try to get only organic grown vegetables.

    It's an extra bit of tiem shopping...but I've been doing it all my life and you just get used to it,

    Watch "food inc' too...

  5. Mrs. D, I so agree about the government. I trusted them to already be doing that so I was dismayed to find out that isn't the case.

    Candy, I thought of you when I read about this because I know it's a subject close to your heart. I had a Pollan book in my hand today..The Omnivores Dilemma...but I didn't really get a chance to skim through it much less read it. I'll rectify that at some point.

  6. I failed you, Beej- I've known about this stuff for years and I never told you I guess. And we talk about food all the time! It's this stuff that has really, really driven me in the direction I go in with my future degree and job.
    I'm no fanatic, but I'm a big fan of common sense and even dogs know: we shouldn't shit where we eat.

  7. Beej interesting post. I never knew the bar codes are the countries. I will keep that in mind when we go to the store this weekend and see what we can find.. I will ahve to write these codes down.. I am curious now.. I suppose I could go into the kitchen right now and see what the fruits and vegies I have that are canned are from..

  8. Chinese chicken could quite easily = dog. aren't allowed to say that...not politically correct....

  9. Oh DOG????? I know about cat but I never dreamed they'd deep fry a dog.

  10. Tweetey, that was why I wrote about this, in case anyone wanted to check that list while shopping. I know I'm going to keep my eyes opened. (There should be a separate code for dog.)


    I think that there are a few, but are not enforced that well.

    Interesting information about bar codes, if true. Hey, what about this bar code in front of me that starts.... 1VA.... ???

  12. Actually, there's a number of cultures that eat dogs. We have in the past and will return to it if we get hungry again. Lewis and Clark ate dogs, as well as a lot of the natives. We just pretty much stopped doing it after the great depression.

    A cat is hardly worth bothering with, not worth the fuss of skinning out, not much meat on them. But what the hell, in some countries they eat rats.

  13. Some cultures consider grasshoppers a delectible treat. draw the line there. I would starve to death before I would eat those disgusting creatures.


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