The wrong kind of recycling

Posted by Fuchsia on March 19, 2010
Food and health, Food safety, Ingredients

The China Daily reports that one in ten meals in China may be made with old, recycled and potentially carcinogenic cooking oil. The State Food and Drug Administration was so disturbed by the results of a study by a food science expert at Wuhan University, He Dongping, that it has issued an emergency notice to restaurants nationwide warning them against using recycled oil. According to the newspaper, recycling oil is a lucrative business, but the resulting product contains aflatoxin – one of the nastiest of food nasties.

Has anyone heard of this practice in other parts of the world?


1 Comment to The wrong kind of recycling

4 May 2010

I heard about this through my gf. She told me a friend of a friend had ingested food in China and developed nerve and neurological damage. That creeps me out. I’m finishing your memoir and love it but the last few pages really make me sad and scared to eat in China. I might have to just window shop when I go.

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