Thursday, 15 March 2007

China: Multinationals involved in food scandals ?

Strawberries doused in pesticides, pork pumped with steroids, parasite-infested snails and contaminated fish have all made headlines recently. Sudan Red dye has turned up in chilli powder and spices. It's also been detected in the feed of hens and ducks to make their egg yolks red so they fetch higher prices. (…)

But also multinationals like KFC, Nestle, Kraft, Heinz and Haagen-Dazs have all been under the food safety spotlight in China, accused of double standards when it comes to the quality of their products here compared with other countries.

Most recently, KFC outlets around the country were found to be reusing frying oil for up to 10 days a practice also feared carcinogenic adding magnesium trisilicate to prolong its life.

Read the full story from CCTV.

Update: Sunday lunchtime in a Beijing Shopping Mall we went for fast food and had the choice between an almost empty KFC and an packed MC Donald. I opted for the latter.

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