You Can Find Chinese Food in China, but What Is In It?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers a can of dog and cat food that contains residue of an ingredient other than the specified ingredient (sodium ascorbate) to be a food adulteration or adulteration of the quality of food supplied. Of course, most of us know that food adulteration is a very serious problem in the U.S. Especially things like noodles in children’s juice that contain too much corn syrup, which in the long run leads to too much sugar (although sugar in children’s juice is necessary to obtain sugar from the roots of the fruit).
But let’s face it. Children’s food in the U.S. is not at all the same as food in China or India. When you are thinking about just what ingredients in a certain specific food are listed on it and how that particular food is manufactured, it’s important to see the list yourself (mostly in a Chinese language website – even in many U.S. websites).
If you ask a Chinese tourist what they think about the foods they have eaten in the country, their first instinct will be that they were all quality food and therefore food they are okay with. It’s a little harder to talk to a Chinese tourist about what is toxic because those materials are not listed on the ingredients on the food and it’s not necessary for you to look up information about that on that website.
But it’s impossible for us to detect what exactly is in a Chinese food – which is why their standards are so much higher than in the U.S. Even if those ingredients on the ingredients list are salt and nothing else, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not toxic. On the other hand, if a Chinese food contains too much of what they put on the ingredients list, then it’s a sure sign it’s dangerous. The problem is that you don’t really get to know anything about the food you’re eating, so when you think you’re safe and taste good, they just add more.
Although the FDA gave too much importance to the name, sodium ascorbate in brands of dog and cat food, they themselves were alerted to the problem by manufacturers of dog and cat food.
Aside from the food, dogs and cats can also have serious health problems. For example, having a nosebleed or a bleeding nose from bee venom is really dangerous. Although it is not a big deal for humans, for dogs and cats, it is a very serious complication, which results in pain, loss of appetite, and increasing gas, gas, and gas.
Chinese food can also cause health problems in pets. For example, not getting enough to eat or the pet being fed dogs and cats that aren’t actually their owners is an unhealthy practice. Not having enough to eat and not being fed animals that are not theirs can be very dangerous, but it’s very hard to pinpoint the cause of the problem. Also, not feeding a pet something it’s not supposed to eat can cause an intestinal problem. In addition, when a pet has food poisoning due to a food mix-up, it can be a much more serious problem if the food mix-up is not caught early enough. If the pet is already in serious condition, when they are given these food mix-ups, the chances of them dying increase tremendously.
So parents have some questions, especially when taking their children to restaurants and supermarkets to eat in China. Maybe they should ask what exactly is in the food and if they’re comfortable with whatever they’re eating.
As long as the food they’re eating is safe and tastes good, it’s best not to worry too much about how it was produced.
Article By Rachel Dickson, MSPH
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