By Benjamin Cost
If you thought regular gutter oil was abhorrent, how about this latest case where authorities nabbed over 100 members of a ring in Zhejiang responsible for producing a new type of swill oil made from animal hides, bones, and innards. Not to mention that the oil was reportedly being distributed in several parts of China, including Anhui, Jiangsu, Chongqing and Shanghai!
The case marks one of the more disgusting food safety incidents in recent years, even in a country where revolting food scandals are just another day at the ‘food safety’ office. We mean, when you have a cheaper version of a cheaper version of a product that’s often cheap to begin with, you know some oily shit has hit the fan. Let’s just hope that the punishment the authorities dole out to the ring members is enough to deter any other potential grease balls from cooking up more batches of this “special” brand of swill.