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Wack-ster Baxter

April 29th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Oh dear. What to do when your pharmaceutical company’s product, a blood thinner named heparin, is linked to dozen of American deaths?

Blame the FDA? Blame your own company for not thoroughly overseeing the production of their own product?

No! It’s much easier than that. BLAME CHINA. And make sure you tell everyone that the Chinese did it ON PURPOSE, cuz everybody knows they’re trying to git us and it’s totally freaky!

Check it out! Baxter CEO Robert Parkinson knows how to do it:

We’re alarmed that one of our products was used in what appears to have been a deliberate scheme to adulterate a life-saving medication, and that people have suffered as a result,” Baxter chief executive Robert Parkinson told a US Congress panel.

That’s the way, Parkinson! Keep the focus off of Baxter. It’s the only way to save your asian, I mean ass.

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Icky Buns

July 16th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

An investigative report that aired last week on China Central Television revealed that chopped chemical-softened cardboard was found substituted for real pork in batches of baozi (aka yummy steam buns) being sold in one Beijing neighborhood.

The bun maker and his assistants… give a demonstration on how the product is made.

Squares of cardboard picked from the ground are first soaked to a pulp in a plastic basin of caustic soda a chemical base commonly used in manufacturing paper and soap then chopped into tiny morsels with a cleaver. Fatty pork and powdered seasoning are stirred in.

Soon, steaming servings of the buns appear on the screen. The reporter takes a bite.

“This baozi filling is kind of tough. Not much taste,” he says. “Can other people taste the difference?”

“Most people can’t. It fools the average person,” the maker says. “I don’t eat them myself.”

Being a fun of yum-buns myself, I must say– fatty pork I can handle, sub-standard cooking practices I accept–but CARDBOARD? That’s what I expect from fast food Disgrestaurants like:

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OH, BEIJING STREETS. I’m disappointed in you.

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More Contaminasian?

May 22nd, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

The NY Times reports:

“Chinese authorities are investigating whether two companies from this coastal region exported tainted toothpaste as more contaminated product, including some made forchildren, has turned up in Latin America.”

“Authorities in the Dominican Republic said they seized 36,000 tubes of toothpaste suspected of containing diethylene glycol, an industrial solvent and prime ingredient in some antifreeze…”

“Diethylene glycol is the same poison that the Panamanian government unwittingly mixed into cold medicine last year, killing at least 100 people. In that case, the poison falsely labeled as glycerin, a harmless syrup, originated in China, shipping records show. Diethylene glycol is generally less expensive than its chemical cousin glycerin.”


“‘We didn’t do this; we didn’t make the bad stuff,’ said Shi Lei, a manager at Danyang City Success. ‘It was probably someone else.’”

“Suspicion over China’s role in the tainted toothpaste and cold medicine comes just weeks after investigators blamed two Chinese companies for intentionally shipping pet food ingredients contaminated with an industrial chemical to the United States, leading to one of the largest pet food recalls in history. The cases are fueling mounting concerns about the quality and safety of China’s food and drug exports and threatening to turn into a trade dispute.”

“We didn’t make the bad stuff?” Nay, “It was probably someone else?” Hmm. Not the most convincing of refusals.

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