Authorities shut down an underground factory in Dongguan that had been producing preserved meat using pesticides containing highly toxic “Dichlorvos”, industrial salt, and other additives, Oriental Daily reports.
About 2 tons of semi-preserved pork, 164 packing boxes, 25 bags of charcoal, 16 packs of industrial salt, 4 bottles of “Dichlorvos” solution and 3 bottles of sodium nitrate solution were seized by the law enforcement agencies.
As shown in the photos, there was a two to three square-meter pond in the factory filled maggot-laden rotten pork.
Inside a room, there were 8 white plastic buckets containing rotten pork, with one containing a bottle labelled as “Dichlorvos” (a pesticide). Additives such as super-concentrated pork flavored additives and carmine were also found. The preserved pork was also completely covered in industrial salt.
According to the government, the suspects are under criminal detention and the police is still tracing the remaining fugitives.
Unfortunately, this is only one of many illicit meat rackets which plague China, including fake beef with paraffin wax, pig’s feet preserved in bleach, rat masquerading as lamb, and the list goes on.
Images via Oriental Daily
By Christy Mak