Toxic preserved pork smuggled into Vietnam
Illegal Low quality pork and chicken that have been
preserved by toxic chemicals are making its way through to Vietnam via the
border province of Lang Son.
These are second-grade products, which Chinese people never eat, but are used
in delicious cuisine at restaurants in Vietnam.
The meat is of low quality and worse, preserved by toxic substances. A trader
reported that tainted meat was submerged in various chemicals to make it look
fresh. At restaurants, chefs only need to mix the meat with spices to make them
No distinguishing of tainted meat
Though the local police
agency has set-up checkpoints to prevent the inflow of Chinese animal products,
tonnes are still being sold at markets each day.
At the market, consumers cannot distinguish between the toxic and fresh
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