Poisoning our children with lead was not enough. Contaminating baby milk and candies was not enough. Let’s not forget our pets and the contaminated food for them. The latest in the China recalls is eggs. No, not chocolate eggs like the Cadbury eggs on the candy recall list. Real eggs from chickens.
W*lM*art’s [ sorry, that’s a forbidden word around here ;o) ] “Selct” eggs have been pulled from shelves for containing over 2 times Hong Kong’s limit of the melamine chemical in food. At the moment it is unknown what countries have imported these eggs. To date, no illnesses have been reported, although, it’s unknown what consuming melamine in eggs will do to humans. Babies that drank contaminated milk suffered kidney problems and even death.
It’s suspected that melamine was added to chicken feed to increase profit. Chickens consuming the feed evidently showed no signs or affects, but passed the chemical on.
One has to wonder just how far this oh so lovely chemical has invaded the food chain and what the next hot item will be.
WAKE UP! STOP buying Chinese! If we’d stop manufacturing items in China and stop importing Chinese goods, maybe, just maybe, we’d have a little less to worry about. As the holiday season approaches, I urge you to buy your gifts from non-Chinese sources. Take the time and spend the money, your family deserves it! My favorite online shop for purchasing gifts for my kids is Oompa.com. Over at Oompa they go the extra mile. They list the country of manufacture, they only sell toys they approve.