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Street Food Vendors Use ‘Gutter Oil’ For Cooking in China
« on: December 01, 2013, 01:50:42 PM »
Street Food Vendors Use ‘Gutter Oil’ For Cooking in China

There are some people in China that go through gutters, dumpsters, sewers or waste pipes, scrounging for animal parts, scooping anything that could possibly contain used oil. They in turn process this oil until it becomes recycled cooking oil, then sold to street vendors at much lower than market price compared to regular cooking oil. Because of the savings it presents, many Chinese street food vendors use gutter oil, instead of using ordinary cooking oil.

Radio Free Asia produced a video that provides details on how vendors make gutter oil from scratch to sell for profit. The video begins with a couple scooping out grease out from sewage, collecting them in drum containers then sent to another location to be processed until it became recycled cooking oil. The video ends showing unaware consumers eating the food cooked using this recycled oil that could potentially make them extremely sick.

Production of gutter oil is illegal, and Chinese authorities are doing their best to stop these operations. They have warned street food vendors not to use the oil, for the potential hazard it brings to customers, since it contains large amounts of carcinogens or substances that cause cancer.

Earlier this year, authorities uncovered a huge gutter oil production ring which used rotten animal parts, and boiling the fat to become oil.

An estimated $1.6 million worth of these products are believed sold by black market producers and about 3,200 tons of this oil has been confiscated by the officers.

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Street Food Vendors Use ‘Gutter Oil’ For Cooking in China
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