I have heard that Smithfield Farms, the largest pork producing farm in the USA was sold recently to China with the unanimous support of its stockholders!! It is my understanding that The hogs will still be raised here, but slaughtered and packaged for sale there before being sent back here. This reportedly includes labels of Morrell, Eckrich, Krakus, Cudahy, Premium Hams, Cook’s, Gwaltney.
Smithfield Foods, Inc., is a meat-processing company based in Smithfield, Virginia, in the United States, and a wholly owned subsidiary of WH Group of China. Founded in 1936 as the Smithfield Packing Company by Joseph W. Luter and his son, the company is the largest pig and pork producer in the world.
WHAT ABOUT CHICKENS?
The same with many chickens. They can now be shipped there, but when they come back all that needs to be labeled is that they WERE RAISED IN THE USA. Not that they were processed in China!!!
Our great FDA at work again.
We recently learned that Starkist Tuna is now owned by Korea , and we have heard that Korea is in big conflict with the U. S. concerning quality, safety, and records, which Korea reportedly refuses to produce.
Read several articles on Google about this, and even one that was defending the eating of tilapia said to avoid the fish that came from China Also,I had just returned home from buying Albertson’s 4-day special of 4 bags of frozen tilapia for the price of one.? Sure enough, on the top of the bags, it read “farm raised”, and on the bottom in small print it said, ” China “read all the way down…
Recently a Food inspector on TV… said he had lived overseas and he had seen the filthy conditions their foods are raised and processed in. It is enough to make you throw up. Some foreign workers allegedly have to wear masks as they work in these places, because the food is so rotten and filthy, it makes them want to throw up. Many of their fish on Fish Farms are fed raw sewage daily. He said he has seen so much filth throughout their food growing and processing that he would “never” eat any of it. They raise this filth, put some food coloring and some flavorings on it, then they ship it to the USA & Canada for YOU to consume and feed to YOUR families. They have no Food & Safety Inspectors. They ship it to you to buy and poison your families and friends .
Imported food we eat and the junk we buy: Green Giant frozen vegetables are said to be from China, and so are most of Europe ‘s Best.Arctic Gardens are Okay. So is Birdseye.
I would personally never buy grocery store garlic unless it is clearly marked from USA or Canada, because I understand from sources I have read that the other stuff is grown in people poop (even worse than chicken droppings). China is the largest producer of garlic in the world; U. S. is next.
Buy only local honey —– much honey is shipped in huge containers from China and re-packed here.
If the country of origin is not clearly marked beware. If produce, ask an employee.
Watch out for packages which state “prepared for”, “packed by” or “imported by”. We don’t understand the lack of mandatory labeling, especially the produce.
The country of origin should be clearly shown on the item in the store.
Go to the local farmers’ markets in season and keep a wary eye open the rest of the year.
Please read this very carefully, and read to the very bottom. It’s important for all of us.
How is it possible to ship food from China cheaper than having it produced in the U. S. or Canada?
FOR EXAMPLE THE “OUR FAMILY” BRAND OF MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN ‘FROM CHINA ‘. SO, FOR A FEW MORE CENTS, I BUY A DIFFERENT BRAND.
GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE IS FROM CALIFORNIA.
Beware, buying canned peaches and pears in a plastic jar that come from China.
MOST OTHER FROZEN FISH PRODUCTS I HAVE SEEN LATELY COME FROM CHINA OR INDONESIA . THE PACKAGE MAY SAY “PACIFIC SALMON” ON THE FRONT, BUT LOOK FOR THE SMALL PRINT. I BELIEVE THAT MOST OF THESE PRODUCTS COME FROM FISH FARMS IN THE ORIENT WHERE THERE ARE NO REGULATIONS ON WHAT IS FED TO THESE FISH.
Recently The Montreal Gazette had an article by the Canadian Government on how Chinese feed the fish: They suspend chicken wire crates over the fish ponds, and the fish feed on chicken droppings.
If you search the internet about what the Chinese feed their fish, you’ll be alarmed; e. g, growth hormones, expired anti-biotic from humans.? I will personally never buy any type of fish or shellfish that comes from these countries: Vietnam, China, Philippines.
Check this out personally. Some of the Pickles you may be buying are made in India – and I believe that is just as bad! Another example is in canned mushrooms. No-Name brand came from Indonesia .
Also, check those little fruit cups. They used to be made in Canada in the Niagara region until about 2 years ago. A lot of them are now being packaged in China. Most sold in stores that boast about lower prices.
While the Chinese have been reported to export inferior and even toxic products, dangerous toys, and goods to be sold in North American markets, the media wrings its hands! Yet, 70% of North Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.
Well, duh! Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?
SIMPLY DO IT YOURSELF, CANADA AND THE U. S.
What I do is I simply look on the bottom of every product I buy, and if it says ‘Made in China ‘ or ‘PRC’ (and that now includes Hong Kong ), I simply choose another product, or none at all. I never cease to be amazed at how dependent we are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.
THINK ABOUT THIS:
Here’s what I think: “If 200 million North Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that’s a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor…fast! The downside? Some Canadian/American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory.”
I believe (but do not know for sure) that just one month of trading losses will hit the Chinese for a significant percentage of their North American exports.
START NOW and don’t stop and tell your friends.
Send this to everybody you know. Let’s show them that we are intelligent, and NOBODY can take us for granted. Start reading labels more closely and buy something else even if it cost a few cents more.*