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Caveat: the enclosed pictures speak a thousand words. Avoid buying all processed food packaged in China. Anything goes! We just don’t know what else is in those packages. Unlike in the U.S., China does not have laws regulating food processing.
On that note: also avoid using disposable chopsticks in the restaurant. Apparently they have been bleached to look white! We certainly don’t need bleach in our body.
Basically do not buy any processed food from China and sometimes Hong Kong too. Some companies are using Hong Kong address to avoid this type of image reputation.
Early dawn, starts the day by riding around to collect dead chicken.
Asking around for dead chicken
Total of 5 riders are hired by the boss to farms to buy dead chicken
A dead chicken cost 1 RMB and would be sold at 9 RMB after processing
Storage for the dead chicken in the court yard
Carcasses are thrown everywhere
And on the floor….
4 employees start de-feathering the dead fowl after soaking in boiling water from a rusty wok
Enduring the pungent odour, but sometime, it get so terrible that even the most experienced of the workers would puke
Workers rushing to get the chicken de-feathered
A discarded bath tub being used to soak the bare skin dead chicken … the contaminated water would have accelerated the decomposition process
Wearing slippers walking among the chicken before colouring processing
And now presenting the mouth watering Charcoal Roasted Chicken!