For the past years, China has been accused for producing and selling many fake products including food. Just a few months back, the fake plastic rice from China made headlines warning the public of its dangers to the health of consumers. Factories and sellers have been closed down and caught, but the production of fake rice does not stop there.
When you think that you’ve seen all the fake food from China—think again. Yet another revelation of fake products from China has surfaced on the internet. This video shows several Chinese meat suppliers were caught selling fox and rat meat as ‘boneless chicken wings’ to the public. Tons of meat were seized, but apparently, 300,000 pounds of meat got through and is now circulating in the market.
According to the FDA, illegal containers that came from China were seized at the Customs Port of San Francisco, which contains rat meat to be processed in plants are resold as chickens.
“If you find that your chicken wings taste slightly different from usual, it is a good bet that they might be counterfeit meat, but this can be easily hidden through the use of different ingredients and spices,” warns Jenny Brookside, FDA spokesperson.