China food industry has taken a lot of heat lately for its troubling lack of standards (and for good reason).
People everywhere are avoiding food imports from China, and it’s easy to understand why.
Over the years, it has been discovered that some of the foods created in China are unhealthy.
Some are even fake, created with chemicals and plastics, which are dangerous to human health.
Stories began circulating in the press about cheap Chinese soy sauce made from human hair.
These sauces were manufactured in China using a chemical amino acid extraction process similar to artificially hydrolyzed soy sauces and then quietly exported to other countries.
Chinese soy sauce made from human hair
A resourceful Chinese company got in trouble for brewing soy sauce out of human hair.
China Central Television (CCTV), the state television station, first raised public worries over the quality of domestic soy sauce by uncovering a substandard workshop in central China’s Hubei Province, where piles of waste human hair were found.
An investigative report that aired on Chinese television exposed the unsanitary and potentially contaminated sources of the hair:
” When asking how the amino acid syrup (or powder) was generated, the manufacturer replied that the powder was generated from human hair.
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Because the human hair was gathered from salons, barbershops and hospitals around the country, it was unhygienic and mixed with condoms, used hospital cottons, used menstrual cycle pads, used syringes, etc.”
The hairs were treated in special containers to distill amino acid, the most common substance contained in soybean sauce.
Human hair is rich in protein content, just like soybean, wheat and bran, the conventional and legally accepted raw ingredients for the production of soy sauce.
In response, the Chinese government banned production of soy sauces made from hair.
Watch the video below.
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