Beware of Chinese Imports

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#1 Nov 13, 2007
I was about to order some Vitamins from Puritan's Pride and decided to do a contact first.
I asked if they used any vitamin ingredients in their products, and the answer was "We use ingredients form many countries"
I replied that I would take that as a yes, And tolld them I wouldn't take the chance of being Posioned or killed in view of the many foodstuffs being imported from there.

I also contacted General Mills with the same question. They admitted to using Wheat Gluten from China.

United States

#2 Nov 13, 2007
Opppsss* that should have read....If they use any Chinese products in the making of their Vitamins*
Sry. abt. that.

Since: Apr 12

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#3 May 7, 2012
I've done some research on products made in China. Here's what I found:
1. If they get a contract from a US company to make a product they have to abide by it. However, sometimes the contract doesn't specify say paint ingredients (especially on toys) so they will use cheap stuff that usually contains lead.
2. Much of Dollar General's, Dollar Tree's, Family Dollar's, and others get their stuff from China so they can keep their products cheap. An independent watchdog group once found that a massive amount of extension cords from those places were unsafe because they were not UL Listed. But they had a tag that said they were. China knows that the US requires that so they put a sticker on them that said they were but they were not. By US law China would have to send a sample (say 10 cords out of every 1,000 they produce) of their product to a US UL lab and pay the lab for their service. China doesn't want that headache so they just put a sticker on it and off it goes. Caveat emtor! This is just the tip of the iceberg.

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