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Exported Chinese Foods Attract Controversies

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Things are not going well for China’s food industry. After the milk scandal in US, it has another controversy in tainted beans in Japan.

China’s milk scandal has rocked the health news globally. Over 10,700 Chinese children were hospitalized due to supply of toxic milk. Even there were infant deaths due to the milk supplied to people with high levels of industrial chemical melamine. Even there were Cadbury chocolates from China where high levels of toxic melamine were found. There were even situations where candies imported from China were found toxic in many countries. The situation came to a hold after China started taking necessary actions against overhaul of milk.

Recently in Japan, a store has pulled off the frozen beans from its shelves after finding that the beans were infested with 34,000 times than the permitted dose of insecticide. At least one woman was hospitalized after eating the green beans imported by Nichirei Foods of Japan.

If the situation continued repeating, even another Beijing Olympics may not help to regain the trust of other countries over its products.

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Filed under Top News
Oct 19, 2008

Nuking Frozen Meals Are Not As Good As They Look

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It may look great and easy to just put the frozen meal into a microwave, but it will end up in making you sick if it is not done properly. Frozen foods are as old as 1000 B.C. well old before the thought of imagining a machine like refrigerator. But the frozen food industry was born in 1930. Though freezing food may seem to be a easy method to preserve food, there are some draw backs of it.

Generally freezing food helps to preserve food by slowing food decay by turning water to ice and thus impossible for growth of bacteria. It was thus that recently scientists could list the items of supper of an ice-aged man from his dead body.

The problem with frozen food may be that when it is kept in a microwave, the food may be left with uneven old spots in the food that may invite dangerous bacteria e.coli, salmonella or listeria. So if you are a daily user of frozen food, check that your oven is cooking food evenly.

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Filed under Home-and-living
Oct 19, 2008