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Merchant processes dried bamboo shoots in toilet

Posted: 07/5/2012 11:44 am

Food safety scandals happen with almost metronomic regularity in China. Although the State media devotes an enormous amount of attention to the issue, the situation doesn’t appear to be getting much better.

An illegal food workshop in Dongguan has been processing dried bamboo shoots in toilet water, according to Southern Metropolis Daily.

Photographs show white plastic buckets in which dirty water is used to infuse dried bamboo shoots. Worms were seen crawling on a piece of dried bamboo shoot. Two of the buckets were seen placed beside a squat toilet.

“We use the toilet water to wash the worms out,” said the owner of the illegal food workshop. He also said they could sell more than 10kg of dried bamboo shoots to members of the public a day.

How much do you know about the safety of what you’re putting into your mouth?

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