A note: The below food alert is not an effort to embargo food from foreign countries, but an effort to drive quality and safety, although, when and where possible locally sourced foods should remain the best choice…

*Smithfield Farms, the largest pork producing farm in the USA was sold in
September to China with the unanimous support of its stockholders!!  The
hogs will be raised here, but slaughtered and packaged for sale there
before being sent back here.  This includes labels of*

ï·      *Morrell*

ï·      *Eckrich*

ï·      *Krakus*

ï·      *Cudahy*

ï·      *Premium Hams*

ï·      *Cook’s*

ï·      *Gwaltney*

*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.  The chickens will be all processed and most
sold to fast food restaurants for sandwiches, as well as to schools and
supermarkets.  The China slaughter and processing are not nearly equal to
the requirements here.*

**BAD FOOD**

*We recently learned thatStarkist Tuna is now owned by Korea, and is in big
conflict with the U.S.concerning quality, safety,and records, which Korea
refuses to produce.*

*Read several articles on Google about avoiding the fish that comes from
China.*

*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”.*

*Recently a Food inspector on TV said he had lived overseas and had seen
the filthy conditions their foods are raised and processed in. It is enough
to make you gag.  Some foreign workers 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. *

*Imported food we eat and the junk we buy:*

ï·      *Green Giant frozen vegetables are from China,*

ï·      *and so are most of Europe’s Best.*

ï·      *Arctic Gardens are OK*

*so is*

ï·      *Birdseye.*

**Never buy the grocery store garlic unless it is clearly marked from USA
or Canada*; the other stuff is grown in people poop (even worse than
chicken poop). 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!*

*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.*

*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, BUY THE  *LIBERTY*  BRAND,*

**GOLD BRAND or DOLE  – from CALIFORNIA*.*

*Beware, Costco sells canned peaches and pears in a plastic jar that come
from China ..*

*ALL “HIGH LINER” AND MOST OTHER FROZEN FISH PRODUCTS COME FROM CHINA OR
INDONESIA.  THE PACKAGE MAY SAY “PACIFIC SALMON” ON THE FRONT, BUT LOOK FOR
THE SMALL PRINT.  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 s..t.*

*If you search the internet about what the Chinese feed their fish, you’ll
be alarmed;  eg: growth hormones, expired anti-biotics from humans?  Never
buy any type of fish or shellfish that comes from these countries*

ï·      *Vietnam*

ï·      *China*

ï·      *Philippines*

*Steinfeld’s Pickles are made in India – 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. They are now packaged in China.
Most sold in Aldi stores.*

*While the Chinese 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.*

*Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says ‘Made
in China’ or ‘PRC’ (and that now includes Hong Kong ), simply choose
another product, or none at all.  You will be amazed at how dependent you
are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do
without.*

*THINK ABOUT THIS*

*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.*

*Just one month of trading losses will hit the Chinese for 8% of their
North American exports.  Then they will at least have to ask themselves if
the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness are worth it.*

*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*.*

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