Oil Dredged From Gutters Sold for Coo...

Oil Dredged From Gutters Sold for Cooking in China

There are 141 comments on the www.nbcwashington.com story from Sep 13, 2011, titled Oil Dredged From Gutters Sold for Cooking in China. In it, www.nbcwashington.com reports that:

Chinese police arrested 32 people accused of dredging up used cooking oil from sewers behind restaurants and selling it for reuse.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at www.nbcwashington.com.

First Prev
of 8
Next Last

“Crude, Rude, and Lewd!”

Level 7

Since: Jun 08

Sayonara Falls.

#1 Sep 13, 2011
Does not surprise me. Especially when I just read about them spraying sugar water on sewage ponds and letting bees consume it and make honey from it that is sold here in the U.S. If you want honey, pay the higher price for local.

Level 1

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#2 Sep 13, 2011
Wherever you live, buy local and from people you know personally when ever possible.
uowe43000asecond

Vancouver, Canada

#3 Sep 13, 2011
China is a developing country... its just common sense... and a given you need to watch what you buy

would you go to India and eat anything your given?

haters put such a high standard on a still developing China...

what standard do you put on a the richest most developed country in the world???

.
.

Peanut Corporation of America Knowingly Sold Tainted Food

Posted by Shannon LC Cate

The salmonella outbreak traced to a peanut plant in Georgia that has killed 8 people and sickened hundreds was no accident. Investigators from the Centers for Diseaese Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered this week that the Peanut Corporation of America had known about its salmonella problem for at least two years, but looked the other way. In a dozen cases throughout 2007 and 2008, samples of their product were tested and found contaminated, but rather than pull the batch of product, the company went to a different lab for a second round of testing. When the second test came back clean, the company shipped the product anyway.

There are plenty of regulations about food safety, but these internal tests done by companies are not subject to any kind of oversight. It's up to the company to do anything about the problems they might find. Clearly this company opted to gamble that no one would trace any food-bourne illnesses to them. And it worked for at least two years. Since many cases of food poisoning are mild enough to go untreated and unreported so this is a gamble that probably works for some companies much of the time.

In addition to the one strain of salmonella that led to the recent illnesses and deaths, three additional strains were found by CDC investigators at the plant this week.

There is no word yet on whether or not the company will face criminal charges. Whether or not? Eight dead, hundreds sick, half of them children? I for one will be pushing for serious consequences for the people responsible for knowingly selling contaminated--even deadly--food.
Mirolyuba

Delta, Canada

#4 Sep 13, 2011
The corrupt and unaccountable CCP would feed the Chinese people shiht if they could make a buck on it!

Poor, poor China.

A TROLL NAMED SLACK
Level 3

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#5 Sep 13, 2011
we need to take back jobs by having any item imported into the States manufactured to our EPA standards.

no one else could compete against us.

and china could go back to being self sufficient

it would be a true level playing field

“..she was the ONLY person..”

Since: Jun 08

...Trump could have beat.....

#6 Sep 13, 2011
A TROLL NAMED SLACK wrote:
we need to take back jobs by having any item imported into the States manufactured to our EPA standards.
no one else could compete against us.
and china could go back to being self sufficient
it would be a true level playing field
C'mon, Homes. Don't be tawkin' common sense. Besides, you know doin' stuff to meet our EPA standards would cut into the profit margins. Hell, if we start makin' China do that, we might as well make stuff HERE, and pay our own people!

Wait a minit....what'd we just say?
finally

Oregon City, OR

#7 Sep 13, 2011
A TROLL NAMED SLACK wrote:
we need to take back jobs by having any item imported into the States manufactured to our EPA standards.
no one else could compete against us.
and china could go back to being self sufficient
it would be a true level playing field
finally someone who talks sense

Since: Aug 09

Parksley, VA

#8 Sep 13, 2011
Tea Baggers and Ron Paul types want the EPA and the FDA and the USDA dismantled. Remember?

A TROLL NAMED SLACK
Level 3

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#9 Sep 13, 2011
I only play the fool on offbeat

dont let the truth get out
uowe43000asecond

Vancouver, Canada

#10 Sep 13, 2011
50% of the low end factories have some sort of Foreign control too them...

it is your Multinationals who sent your jobs overseas, used cheap materials paid slave wages

and then imported them back too you and made you pay premium prices for them...

not only did you americans spend more than you made on this cheap crap you went into debt too do it...

the only thing the Chinese/worker were guilty of is enriching themselves off those slave like wages, saving 30% of those wages so they could lend it back to you Americans making 20 times more than them...

these days your only chance is too raise your taxes cut social services... and hope to hell the Chinese keep buying anything foreign and expensive... so you can send them your over priced crap...

.
.

'Made in China' makes money for the U.S.A.
August 12, 2011: 5:00 AM ET

If you don't want your dollars going toward Chinese-made products, don't sweat it -- most of the cash you spend on them goes to U.S. companies and workers.

By Sheridan Prasso, contributor

FORTUNE -- Worried about buying a $70 pair of sneakers that say "Made in China" this back-to-school season because you'd rather spend your dollars on "Made in U.S.A." products instead? Worry not, according to a new study.

More than half the amount you spend on products made in China actually stays here -- going to American companies, workers, marketers, retailers, and transport providers. The amount is least 55 cents per each $1 spent, says a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. So for that $70 pair of sneakers,$38.50 of it boosts bottom lines here in the U.S.

And despite what you may conclude from shopping at Wal-Mart (WMT) or other large stores -- or hearing big, scary figures about the trade deficit with China -- imports from China make up just a very small portion of our total economy: just 2.5% of gross domestic product in 2010. Overall, products from around the world accounted for only 16% of our GDP last year. "The vast majority of goods and services sold in the United States is produced here," according to FRBSF report authors Galina Hale and Bart Hobijn. The exceptions are furniture and household items, electronic goods, and clothing and shoes. A third of U.S. consumer purchases for clothing and shoes in 2010 carried a "Made in China" label. For furniture, it was one fifth.

25 Most Powerful Businesspeople in Asia

But it's services that make up the overwhelming majority of the U.S. economy, according to the data, and no services at all came from China -- just manufactured products. 88.5% of U.S. consumer spending is for products and services originating here, the report says. "This is largely because services, which make up about two-thirds of spending, are produced locally," according to Hale and Hobjin.

The authors also point out that a large number of component parts -- like semiconductor chips and designs used in the iPhone -- originate in the U.S. They point to a 2009 Asian Development Bank Institute study reporting that it cost about $179 to produce an iPhone in China. The phone is then sold here for about $500. Thus,$179 of the U.S. retail cost consisted of Chinese imported content. But only $6.50 actually went to cover assembly costs in China. The other $172.50 was for parts produced in other countries, including $10.75 for parts made in the U.S.
Mirolyuba

Delta, Canada

#11 Sep 13, 2011
Funny how the CCP tries to blame "America" for the toxic filth that passes for food in CCP China!

The CCP always wants TOTAL POWER and ZERO RESPONSIBILITY. Get rid of the toxic filth that is the Chinese Communist Party, and an open society and accountable government will solve this without needing "foreign enemies" to blame for its own fahk-ups!
Drgunzet

Meridian, ID

#12 Sep 13, 2011
As I told you all before, that's what happened when you have too many people cramped into small space. They turn nasty and evils.

I would avoid buying "Made in China" stuffs. You never know what kind of toxic junks coming along with those junks.
ha ha

Oregon City, OR

#13 Sep 13, 2011
Drgunzet wrote:
As I told you all before, that's what happened when you have too many people cramped into small space. They turn nasty and evils.
I would avoid buying "Made in China" stuffs. You never know what kind of toxic junks coming along with those junks.
no, you don't need anything made in china...you just need to learn english

Level 8

Since: Jul 07

Duncan, Canada

#14 Sep 14, 2011
The Chinese version of "recycling".

“Is better than Dogma”

Level 1

Since: Mar 09

Peking Duck University

#15 Sep 14, 2011
Tourex wrote:
The Chinese version of "recycling".
Red China "scientific achievement" for the 21st century.

---

http://news.yahoo.com/police-china-seize-100-...
"In recent years, Chinese consumers have been horrified by a series of food safety scandals, including fish treated with cancer-causing antimicrobials, eggs colored with industrial dye and fake liquor that can cause blindness or death. Milk and infant formula laced with the industrial chemical melamine killed six children and sickened 300,000 in 2008."

WOW !!!!!!

“Is better than Dogma”

Level 1

Since: Mar 09

Peking Duck University

#16 Sep 14, 2011
finally wrote:
<quoted text>
finally someone who talks sense
You have three choices that can save your Life

1- Drink gutter oil
2- Eat Cowdung
3- Eat fried Cowdung in Gutter oil

----

Which one make you alive ?
ha ha

Oregon City, OR

#17 Sep 14, 2011
Cow Dung wrote:
<quoted text>
You have three choices that can save your Life
1- Drink gutter oil
2- Eat Cowdung
3- Eat fried Cowdung in Gutter oil
----
Which one make you alive ?
vietnamese cookbook?

“Crude, Rude, and Lewd!”

Level 7

Since: Jun 08

Sayonara Falls.

#18 Sep 14, 2011
uowe43000asecond wrote:
China is a developing country... its just common sense... and a given you need to watch what you buy
would you go to India and eat anything your given?
haters put such a high standard on a still developing China...
what standard do you put on a the richest most developed country in the world???
.
.
Peanut Corporation of America Knowingly Sold Tainted Food
Posted by Shannon LC Cate
The salmonella outbreak traced to a peanut plant in Georgia that has killed 8 people and sickened hundreds was no accident. Investigators from the Centers for Diseaese Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered this week that the Peanut Corporation of America had known about its salmonella problem for at least two years, but looked the other way. In a dozen cases throughout 2007 and 2008, samples of their product were tested and found contaminated, but rather than pull the batch of product, the company went to a different lab for a second round of testing. When the second test came back clean, the company shipped the product anyway.
There are plenty of regulations about food safety, but these internal tests done by companies are not subject to any kind of oversight. It's up to the company to do anything about the problems they might find. Clearly this company opted to gamble that no one would trace any food-bourne illnesses to them. And it worked for at least two years. Since many cases of food poisoning are mild enough to go untreated and unreported so this is a gamble that probably works for some companies much of the time.
In addition to the one strain of salmonella that led to the recent illnesses and deaths, three additional strains were found by CDC investigators at the plant this week.
There is no word yet on whether or not the company will face criminal charges. Whether or not? Eight dead, hundreds sick, half of them children? I for one will be pushing for serious consequences for the people responsible for knowingly selling contaminated--even deadly--food.
Don't blame it on China being a "developing country." The violations were knowingly perpetrated. The U.S. example you give above is not common. When contamination is discovered there is a recall of the food and heavy penalties. There was a recall of strawberries in school cafeterias some years ago. Guess what, those strawberries orginated in another country. What are the penalties in China for this type of thing? I haven't heard what penalties were imposed on the manufacturer of infant formula that was contaminated.
The people don't even care about their own kids (contaminated infant formula) so why should they care about anyone else? The bee-keepers that spray the sewage ponds probably laugh at everyone eating their shyt.

China is now a first class economy, not still developing. They just have too many people to care about killing off a few hundred. Better yet if they are not Chinese. For all we know these things are given the private nod by the government to keep the population down.
USA borrows 43000 asecond

Vancouver, Canada

#19 Sep 14, 2011
MeanandNasty wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't blame it on China being a "developing country." The violations were knowingly perpetrated. The U.S. example you give above is not common. When contamination is discovered there is a recall of the food and heavy penalties. There was a recall of strawberries in school cafeterias some years ago. Guess what, those strawberries orginated in another country. What are the penalties in China for this type of thing? I haven't heard what penalties were imposed on the manufacturer of infant formula that was contaminated.
The people don't even care about their own kids (contaminated infant formula) so why should they care about anyone else? The bee-keepers that spray the sewage ponds probably laugh at everyone eating their shyt.
China is now a first class economy, not still developing. They just have too many people to care about killing off a few hundred. Better yet if they are not Chinese. For all we know these things are given the private nod by the government to keep the population down.
yeah like you get millions of chinese scouring

the sewers for cooking oil.. like its a common occurrence...

those people caught will go to jail for a long time or get executed... what do you do with your crooks?

the difference is your trying to apply 1st world standards like we have in the west to a developing country like China...

where isolated incident or not it still happens... in the USA

where your corporations too this day poison people and then look to get them to settle out of court after years and years of litigation

you should watch this documentary... about the great USA...

.
.

Mann Versus Ford Poignant Portrayal of Cavalier Disregard for Pollution

by Angela July 19th, 2011 -

Last night, HBO premiered the documentary Mann vs. Ford. It was about a class action lawsuit brought against the Ford corporation by a small band of Indians in hills of New Jersey.

It explored questions of racism, corporate social responsibility, and addressed the inadequacy of EPA cleanups while exploring the circumstances that led to high incidence of cancer and cancer deaths resulting from pollution to the Upper Ringwood, New Jersey area from one of Ford’s largest plants in Mahwah, New Jersey.

Racism

The Ramapough band of Upper Ringwood are regarded with the same derisiveness as residents of the Ozarks or the Appalachians. In addition to their reputation as hillbillies, the Ramapough are descendants of African Americans and Native Americans, which seems to be an unseen factor underscoring their treatment throughout the documentary. This blogger on the New Yorker website explores the issue of racism directed towards the band.

EPA Superfund fail

The EPA cleaned up the Ringwood site for over a year, and then one day declared everything to be done. Done, if you consider leaving entire barrels of toxic waste under a cosmetic slab of rock to be done. While pressure has forced the EPA to reopen their cleanup, it makes you wonder how many other Superfund sites are similarly “completed”.

While Ford should be held to account for their treatment of the Ramapough and the dumping of toxic sludge into an environmentally sensitive area of New Jersey, it is important to note that their main rival, GM, is similarly guilty of other crimes. Other automakers shouldn’t be automatically given a halo after this documentary because they aren’t Ford.

&fe ature=related
God Dawn

Silver Spring, MD

#20 Sep 14, 2011
China!!!!!!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 8
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Weird Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
What song are you listening to right now? (Apr '08) 8 min qwertypus 230,626
Make A Sentance out of a 5 letter word. (Nov '09) 14 min qwertypus 39,757
Stupid things to ponder ... (Feb '08) 2 hr qwertypus 8,228
**4 Syllable Word A-Z** (Jul '12) 2 hr qwertypus 1,179
Type the word Cat 2 hr aka Deja Blue 232
Last Post Wins! (Aug '08) 2 hr Jackie 151,569
JUST SAY SOMETHING. Whatever comes to mind!! (Aug '09) 2 hr North Mountain 34,971