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Old 03-25-2013, 06:51 AM
 
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I had a post on another site regarding buying food from China. The post
was becoming very informative but was closed because it went off the
original topic being food, So, in order to continue the discussion
I'm listing it here under health concerns which would include food,
medications, and hazardous ingredients and chemicals in things
we buy.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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After the great cat/dog poisoning scandal a few years ago, I refuse to buy certain medical things that have ingredients from China, most specifically protein powder. I had a cat that died from the melamine they adulterated the whey they sold us and 2 others who got sick. They put it in their own baby formula and killed some babies plus sickened many others. Google to see all the news about it.

I will be using protein powder for the rest of my life (gastric bypass) and I do care about whey source. There is one company (online) that guarantees no Chinese product in any of their products. I can't know about many foods I buy in the grocery, but where I can, I buy those that guarantee no Chinese ingredients.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:21 AM
 
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After the great cat/dog poisoning scandal a few years ago, I refuse to buy certain medical things that have ingredients from China, most specifically protein powder. I had a cat that died from the melamine they adulterated the whey they sold us and 2 others who got sick. They put it in their own baby formula and killed some babies plus sickened many others. Google to see all the news about it.

I will be using protein powder for the rest of my life (gastric bypass) and I do care about whey source. There is one company (online) that guarantees no Chinese product in any of their products. I can't know about many foods I buy in the grocery, but where I can, I buy those that guarantee no Chinese ingredients.
On the other thread, I posted the awful melamine poisoning -at least 300,000 children got ill. If they
are doing this to their children what else is going on? I also am very concerned about medications.
Many generics are made in China as well as India. What is frightening is that pharmacutical companies
here can contract companies abroad like China (spoke about that too).
I check almost every label on what I buy but it's impossible to check where my meds are from & every
ingredient in them.

Are people also checking cookware or anything that they are eating off of?
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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I liked the Buy America series on ABC's World News Tonight. If you stick to local and/or American, you are as safe as can be. I only buy seafood or fish that is USA, Canadian, or Mexican or wild-caught.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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This is a great topic. I, too, am concerned about the food safety of imported foods--including, but not limited to China. Personally, I read labels very carefully these days and make every effort to buy locally grown/harvested products--including fish, poultry and pork.

I've noticed many food, health/beauty and medicinal items in the Dollar Stores come from overseas and I'm avoiding them due to health concerns--even if they are a super-duper good buy. My health is precious and I want to protect it. Knowing what I put into my body makes a lot of sense to me.
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