Fake Pig Ears

China, with its history of poor oversight, has once again been found to have produced something fraudulent.  I blogged so many stories over the years about this trend it is getting boring already.  Whether it is fake ED meds, cadmium in toys, or  flawed medical trials, they seem to keep outdoing themselves.   The newest item is fake pig ears being sold in their markets. Food safety officials tested the “ears” and found they had been made from gelatin and the chemical sodium oleate, commonly used in the production of soap.  Come to think of it, this may be the first time that their fake product is healthier than the real one.

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