Illegal chicken feet processing workshop busted in Cixi, Zhejiang

Updated: 07 Oct 2011
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Recently, an illegal workshop which used hydrogen peroxide to soak chicken feet was cracked down by law enforcement officials in Cixi, Zhejiang, reports Ningbo Daily.

The workshop was hidden behind streets, with two tiny bungalows and 3 workers. Law enforcement officials said they used hydrogen peroxide in the processing of chicken feet and they were being stored in very poor conditions.

According to food-safety specialists, hydrogen peroxide is an odorless and colorless liquid used as a chemical antiseptic and disinfectant. Chicken feet will looker whiter after being soaked in hydrogen peroxide fluids.

However, “this is for industrial use, human beings should not being exposed to the oxidizer, which will accelerate the aging of the human body, the official said,

Food safety inspectors called on customers to be aware of such illegal practices that are harmful to the health and they remind customers to buy chicken feet with clear skin and natural color,

The case is under further investigation.
 
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