Lagoon Water Lamb, China’s Next ‘Killer Kabob’
Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 6, 2014
Chinese are short on innovation, except when it comes to creating ways to harm one another or deprive them of liberty. In the excerpt below we see just how crafty Mao’s men and women truly are.
An entrepreneurial band has begun filling lambs to the gills with putrid water and selling the cancer carcasses to the unsuspecting. If its one thing that the Chinese are known for, besides sloth/greed and depravity, its making a murder meal.
Seven people in China‘s southern Guangdong province have been held over claims they injected dirty pond water into lamb to increase its weight and raise its price, state television reported in the latest food scandal to hit the country.
The suspects slaughtered up to 100 sheep a day at an illegal warehouse, pumping bacteria-ridden water into the meat before it was sold at markets, food stalls and restaurants in cities such as Guangzhou and Foshan, China Central Television (CCTV) said in a three-minute report.
China has been hit by a number of food safety scandals, from deadly chemical-laced dairy products to recycled “gutter oil” used for cooking.
Last week, Wal-Mart Stores, the world’s largest retailer, apologised after a Chinese supplier of donkey meat snacks was found to have mixed fox meat into the product.
Authorities raided the illegal lamb meat abattoir in Guangdong at the end of December, finding around 30 carcasses injected with water, 335 live sheep, forged inspection stamps, and equipment to inject water into the meat, the report showed.
Each sheep was pumped with up to six kilogrammes of water just after being slaughtered, to add extra weight.
Close to 40% of Chinese people think food safety is a “very big problem”, the Pew Research Centre said in a 2013 report. This has affected Chinese firms, from milk powder makers to meat producers, and boosted their international rivals.”