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Old 07-12-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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AP: Beijing steamed buns include cardboard

Beijing steamed buns include cardboard - Yahoo! News

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Chopped cardboard, softened with an industrial chemical and flavored with fatty pork and powdered seasoning, is a main ingredient in batches of steamed buns sold in one Beijing neighborhood, state television said.

The report, aired late Wednesday on China Central Television, highlights the country's problems with food safety despite government efforts to improve the situation.

Countless small, often illegally run operations exist across China and make money cutting corners by using inexpensive ingredients or unsavory substitutes. They are almost impossible to regulate.
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Cardboard

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Old 07-12-2007, 05:52 PM   #2
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Maybe it's a measure to incorporate more fiber in their diets.
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:24 PM   #3
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That's just wrong!!!!
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:48 PM   #4
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well apparently "heads have been rolling" because this sort of thing....

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China To Execute Chief Food Inspector
(AP) The former head of China's food and drug administration was sentenced to death Tuesday for taking bribes to approve substandard medicines including an antibiotic blamed for at least 10 deaths.

Seeking to address broadening concerns over food, the government also announced plans for its first recall system for unsafe products.

The developments are among the most dramatic steps Beijing has publicly taken to address domestic and international alarm over shoddy and unsafe Chinese goods from pet food ingredients and toothpaste mixed with industrial chemicals to tainted antibiotics.

Beijing's No. 1 Intermediate People's Court convicted Zheng Xiaoyu of taking bribes in cash and gifts worth more than 6.49 million yuan ($832,000) while he was director of the State Food and Drug Administration, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Those bribes allowed eight companies to get around drug approval standards, it said.
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China To Execute Chief Food Inspector, Corruption Charges Lead To Condemnation Of Former Food And Drug Administration Head - CBS News
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:53 PM   #5
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I don't need THAT much fiber. Jeez.
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:13 PM   #6
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I don't need THAT much fiber. Jeez.

Sure you do
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No I really don't lol
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:16 AM   #8
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Apparently this news was an elaborate hoax:

TV hoax exposed: yahoo news
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Are ya serious?!True or not true,think I'll make my own pies just to be sure! So was the bit about the executive chief food inspector being sentanced to death fake aswell I assume?
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:42 PM   #10
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Are ya serious?!True or not true,think I'll make my own pies just to be sure! So was the bit about the executive chief food inspector being sentanced to death fake aswell I assume?
I'm not sure what to make of your comment which I can only describe as 'mocking'. Plus your are implying that I might be making up this Yahoo News piece -- this is totally uncalled for.
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