Friday, September 27, 2013

Do you eat honey and live in the U.S.?

A third or more of all the honey consumed in the U.S. is likely to have been smuggled in from China and may be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals. A Food Safety News investigation has documented that millions of pounds of honey banned as unsafe in dozens of countries are being imported and sold here in record quantities.

And the flow of Chinese honey continues despite assurances from the Food and Drug Administration and other federal officials that the hundreds of millions of pounds reaching store shelves were authentic and safe following the widespread arrests and convictions of major smugglers over the last two years.

Experts interviewed by Food Safety News say some of the largest and most long-established U.S. honey packers are knowingly buying mislabeled, transshipped or possibly altered honey so they can sell it cheaper than those companies who demand safety, quality and rigorously inspected honey.

Remember how the Chinese poisoned our animals several years ago??

Now look what's going on:
According to a recent post in the Seattle Times, China now makes…
  • 70 percent of the world’s penicillin
  • 50 percent of the earth’s aspirin
  • 35 percent of its acetaminophen (generic Tylenol)
The bulk of the world’s vitamins A, B12, C and E
Since China's cornered the entire world's vitamin market, you can bet I'll continue to shop with (as I've done since October, 2001) since everything (cleaning products, pet products, food products, vitamin products, body-care products, etc.) is MADE IN THE USA!!

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