Dangerous Defects: Woman Receives Severe Chemical Burns From Flip Flops, Walmart Tells Her To Complain To Manufacturer – Consumerist:
One more terrifying thing China has shipped to America. As yet unconfirmed but the photos are horrifying.
From an article from May in the Washington Post:
Dried apples preserved with a cancer-causing chemical.
Frozen catfish laden with banned antibiotics.
Scallops and sardines coated with putrefying bacteria.
Mushrooms laced with illegal pesticides.
These were among the 107 food imports from China that the Food and Drug Administration detained at U.S. ports just last month, agency documents reveal, along with more than 1,000 shipments of tainted Chinese dietary supplements, toxic Chinese cosmetics and counterfeit Chinese medicines.
For years, U.S. inspection records show, China has flooded the United States with foods unfit for human consumption. And for years, FDA inspectors have simply returned to Chinese importers the small portion of those products they caught — many of which turned up at U.S. borders again, making a second or third attempt at entry.
Why do we allow them to import anything at all into our nation? While our own industries languish and our economy limps along (although I understand that the owners of places like Wal-Mart are doing OK…)?
And to placate us, that bastion of human rights and due process executes its FDA chief. Cause yeah, I’m sure it was just that guy that was the problem.