Sunday, September 12, 2010

Beware of Candy from China

I wouldn’t be writing this if it weren’t for the pet food crisis American pets went through in 2007.  Food ingredient suppliers from China adulterated a pet food protein supplement with melamine in order to increase the apparent level of protein, resulting in the illness and death of many dogs and cats across North America. The contamination was discovered too late for these pets, and melamine destroyed their kidneys.

We are about to celebrate Halloween, and a lot of candy will be handed out in towns throughout the United States.  Congress has now seen fit to allow candy manufactured in China to be imported for sale here, just as it has with frozen seafood, fish, garlic powder, apple juice, and many other foods for human consumption. Yet our government only inspects 0.6 percent of the foods we import.  There won’t be broader testing unless a problem is discovered.

Be aware of this potential danger when you purchase candy to give away this Halloween.  READ THE BAG to find out where the candy was manufactured.  Use your best judgment in purchasing candy and only buy products you are familiar with, MADE IN THE USA.  Are you ready for another major food catastrophe?  With Congress allowing more and more food products and ingredients from China, it’s only a matter of time.

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