A week or so ago, Current Affair did a Report on frozen vegetables imported from New Zealand.
As it turns out if it is a Coles or Woollies home brand there is a more than good chance that the product has come from China. Products made by McCain’s, Birdseye and other supposed reputable companies from New Zealand are now purchasing veggie products from China and selling that product under their name.
Basically check where it is produced by the comments on the back of the pack and if it says produced from New Zealand and Imported product it has Chinese veggies in it, put it back on the shelf. I would even go as far as to say, even if it has product of New Zealand on it, I would be suspicious about where those veggies in that pack come from. I suppose to play it safe unless it has been grown and packed in Australia stay away from it unless you don’t mind digesting poisons. Pretty scary stuff!! This will cheer you up, hope you’re not having chicken for dinner.
DANGEROUS IMPORTED FOODS
Learn from BAR-CODES: PLEASE NOTE – if you love Australian produce and the thought of keeping jobs here, AND you like to eat healthy foods and buy quality products, then please read on. Please also note the Australian bar-code prefix is 93.
Other world countries are scared of China making ‘black hearted goods’, but can you differentiate which one is made in Australia, the USA, The Philippines, Taiwan or China? For your Information … The first 3 digits of the bar-code is the country code where-in the product was made.
This is our right to know, but our governments and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE OURSELVES. Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products ‘made in china’, so they don’t show from which country it is made. However, you may now refer to the bar-code.
00 ~ 13 USA and CANADA
30 ~ 37 FRANCE
40 ~ 44 GERMANY
49 ~ JAPAN
50 ~ UK
57 ~ DENMARK
64 ~ FINLAND
76 ~ SWITZERLAND and LIECHTENSTEIN
93 ~ AUSTRALIA
480 ~ PHILIPPINESAll 480 Codes are Made in THE PHILIPPINES
628 ~ SAUDI ARABIA
629 ~ UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
740 ~ 745 CENTRAL AMERICA
WATCH WHAT YOU BUY. ESPECIALLY ‘HIGHLINER‘ FISH PRODUCTS; all come from China, even though the box says ‘product of Canada’, it is from China and’processed’ in Canada, that is, only the coating is added and packaged in Canada. The fish are raised in pens using chemicals that are banned in Canada as cancer-causing but legal in China. This was exposed on CBC TV’s ‘Marketplace’.
Avoid buying all processed food packaged in China. Anything goes!
We just don’t know what else is in those packages. Unlike the United States and Canada (and Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Great Britian et al). China does not have laws regulating food processing. Basically, do not buy any processed food from China. This includes Hong Kong.
MANY companies are using a Hong Kong address to avoid this type of image reputation.
Send to as many people as possible.
Do NOT buy food originating in China (or Vietnam or Thailand)! Take the time to read the labels and look for country of origin! Your Health is at Stake!
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