Nigeria in general has a long way to go when it comes to food safety and storage but as consumers, it is important that we are educated on how some of the foods that we consume are produced especially made in China products. Below are some common foods imported from China that may be filled with plastic, pesticides and cancer causing chemicals.
With water pollution, the way it is in China, eating anything raised in that water would be unsafe to say the least. Plus, who knows what the fish are being fed.
Canned Fruits, Juice and Vegetables
China has been known to use harmful pesticides on their food. Even pesticides that have been banned by their own government.This recent story by Sahara Reporters on possible “Food Fraud” in Tomato Paste Imports From China.
Same as fish above, poultry importation is also a pollution and feeding issue. China is commonly plagued with avian flu and other foodborne illnesses.
There are reports that China is now sending over rice that isn’t really rice. When cooked, it stays hard. The rice may actually be made of potato and resin usually called “plastic rice”.
Salt produced for industrial purposes is finding its way onto the tables of China. Therefore, any salt from China may also contain industrial salt. Consuming this salt may contribute to high blood pressure, hypertension, and the risk of heart attack and stroke.