It is no more a secret that China has become a paradise for fake products and forgery. However, what is not yet known to many, is how dangerous and often deadly some of these toxic products from China can be.
Unfortunately, since the Chinese government started its recent ideological journey, which leads to a systematic abandonment of communism in preference for the romance with capitalism, the once archetypal communist country has produced thousands of millionaires and insatiable urge to get rich quickly ““ most often by all means and without any moral principle or responsibility. For those who thought the scandalous 2008 baby milk powder saga would deter or stop the production of fake products in China and bring some degree or morality and sanity amongst Chinese, better wake up from your slumber. The fake pernicious product affected an estimated 300,000 victims, killing Six, with an estimated 54,000 babies hospitalised. The Chinese government responded harshly by way of execution, imprisonment and dismissal of culprits. But that did not stop the immoral and heartless fake food production in China. For almost every single product in this world, you have thousands of its counterfeit in China.
But that is not the biggest problem, after all, Taiwan (don`t even go there if you think the Mainland China does not see Taiwan as part of China) became an economic giant by copying and producing a replica of many products. The difference, however, is that there are hardly cases of lethal food production amongst the Taiwanese, unlike many fastidious Chinese, who suffer from the moral deficiency, and as such, are ready and willing to sell any dangerous product as food as far as they earn some money from it. What those poisonous foods do to the health of the consumers is irrelevant to many of these unscrupulous Chinese. It says a lot how much value these criminal minded producers attach to the lives of others – and to a great extent, to theirs as well. Please click on this link below and understand the impact the hazardous foods from China might have on your health: http://www.katakata.org/very-important-information-about-chinese-foods/
With the absurd degree of corruption in Africa, the continent has become a dumping ground for Chinese noxious foods. Recently, some victims of the Chinese food poisoning have been reported dead in Nigeria. Those innocent individuals spent their hard-earned money and bought rice, which they thought was foreign made, as such better than the local rice. That was their biggest mistake; they paid a heavy price with their lives. Instead of eating foreign made rice from China, it happened that the rice was instead plastic. The heartless scandal is not only limited to Nigeria; other African countries are victims of the Chinese food scandal. With the Christmas season at the door, many innocent hard working Africans might pay yet a heavy price trying to just have a peaceful family re-union and a joyful celebration with rice on the table.
At Kata Kata, we humbly appeal to all well-meaning Africans to do everything within their power to minimise – if not prevent – any unnecessary death of innocent ones as a result of fake Chinese food. To achieve this goal, we try to sensitise the public on the easiest ways to dictate fake Chinese rice. We hope this could help save lives. Please pay attention to the simple tests below, which could help you identify fake rice:
- Fire test: Get a handful of rice and try to burn it with a lighter. If it catches fire and or smells like burnt plastic, it is fake and dangerously unhealthy for consumption.
- Boiling test: Try to boil the rice; if it forms a thick layer on top, you are most likely cooking plastic rice.
- Water test: Pour some cold water in a glass containing raw rice. Stir the content. If the rice floats on top, it is plastic rice. Likewise, if the rice settles at the bottom, it is good for consumption.
- Hot oil test: Just as if you wanted to make a stew, boil oil in a hot pan. Add some rice inside the oil. If the rice melts, you can be sure you have plastic rice. Likewise, if the rice sticks to the pan, you have hazardous rice.
- Mould / Fungus test: Keep boiled rice in a warm place for 2-3 days. Check the rice after a few days and see if it contains mould or fungus. If mould does not appear in a few days, you have fake rice. Normally, plastic is not affected by the weather or temperature, as such cooked fake or plastic rice must not have any mould of fungus.
- Grinding test: Try to grind some rice with a mortar and pestle. If the powder of the grinded rice is white in colour, it`s not fake. Otherwise, is the colour is yellow, it is unhealthy.