As more and more food safety scandals exposed by the media, it seems like there is nothing OK to eat in China any more.
An investigative report from CCTV yesterday revealed that supermarkets like Hua Lian in Shanghai has been selling artificially-colored steamed buns for years. An undercover journalist found that expired steamed buns have been thrown into mixers to make new ones. What is worse, artificial sweeteners have been used instead of sugar and yellow chemicals have been used to produce what should be corn flour steamed buns.
In the factory (screen shots from CCTV report)
Chemical color (yellow)
When something is turning yellow this week, something else turned blue last week, literally. A Shanghai housewife bought 1 kg of pork last week from a wet market. They made some dumplings and put the left-over on a table in the kitchen. Later that night when the housewife was out to go to the restroom, she noticed some mysterious blue light from the kitchen. There was no alien, only a pack of glowing pork. An expert from Shanghai Food and Drug Administration said the pork may have been contaminated by some kind of photo-bacterium and should not do any harm to health if cooked fully.
Photos of glowing pork from Kaixin (this is no sci-fi movie…)