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Old 04-14-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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I am not one that won't use or buy any product from China, however I draw the line with sardines.
Last US sardine cans being packed in Maine - Yahoo! News

tainted baby food
tainted toys
tainted drywall

just imagine tainted sardines.....yummy!
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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I won't buy any food item that comes from China. King Soopers (Krogers) has a lot of fish products that are packed in China; ain't no way I'm buying that stuff. We get frozen fish at Costco, who sell various packs of cod, salmon and haddock that are packed in AK or WA states.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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I am not one that won't use or buy any product from China, however I draw the line with sardines.
Last US sardine cans being packed in Maine - Yahoo! News

tainted baby food
tainted toys
tainted drywall

just imagine tainted sardines.....yummy!
You forgot the tainted Dog Food.

Have some melamine with your sardines...mmmmm
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Northern Wi
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China has sent us alot of very unhealthy products. You would think our gov. would be more alert to this.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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China has sent us alot of very unhealthy products. You would think our gov. would be more alert to this.
Besides the safety standards , yet more American's out of work. Safety issues might not be much with shoes, but food?
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:18 PM
 
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China has sent us alot of very unhealthy products. You would think our gov. would be more alert to this.
I think it's partially our own fault. As long as Americans keep demanding cheaper products, stuff like this will continue to happen. Buy often and buy disposable seems to be our new motto... and as long as we keep wanting cheaper, standards of health and safety will continue to be cut by other countries who can provide product for us. They don't have to follow child labor laws, they can pay their employees .50 a day and work them for 16+ hours at a time without any issues. We don't do that here...but we still benefit on other countries bad labor practices.

Luckily, I live in a place that gets fresh seafood caught locally... and hopefully that will continue at a decent level so as not to destroy the fish population, which is one of the reasons all of our canneries went out of business. Overfishing and the destruction of habitat.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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No China products for me if I can help it!
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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Actually, a lot of the fish sold at the grocery stores are from somewhere other than the US. Some of the import countries raise the fish in water containing raw sewage.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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Well I'm not sure how China could mess up packaging a sardine...

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In Monterey, Calif., a group of self-described "sardinistas" has taken on the task of trying to get Americans to eat more sardines...The group is formulating a business plan in hopes of returning "the lowly sardine to the American palate," said Mike Sutton, a vice president at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, who says sardines — high in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, low in contaminants — are among the healthiest seafoods around.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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Well I'm not sure how China could mess up packaging a sardine...

if anyone will find a way, china will.
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