Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fake Honey

Another day, another fake food from China.

South China Morning Post is reporting that fake honey is being manufactured in Chongqing. The forged foodstuff is apparently made from water, sugar, alum and coloring and being sold as real honey.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mercury-Laced Beauty Products from China

Eco-Waste Coalition has published another list of mercury-tainted beauty products that are being sold in Manila:

  • Yudantang Ginseng and Green Cucumber 10 Days Whitening Speckles Removed Essence, 59,000 parts per million
  • Yudantang 10 Specific Eliminating Freckle Spot  and Double Whitening Sun Block Cream, 50,000 ppm
  • Beauty Girl Egg White and Tomato 6 Days Specific Eliminating Freckle Whitening Cream, 39,400 ppm
  • Natural Orange Whitening and Anti-Aging Package, 37,000 ppm
  • Hengxueqian Whitening Set, 25,300 ppm
  • S’Zitang 10 Days Eliminating Freckle Day and Night Set, 6,499 ppm
  • S’Zitang 7 Days Specific Eliminating Freckle AB Set, 5,233 ppm
  • Bai Li Tou Hong Cream, 4,463 ppm
  • Jiaoli 7 Days Eliminating Freckle AB Set, 3,764 ppm
  • Gemli Glutathione Hydrolyzed Collagen, 3,565 ppm
  • Gemli Glutathione Grapeseed Extract Whitening and Anti-Aging, 2,251 ppm
  • Gakadi, 2,101 ppm
  • “Special Cream” (1 jar), 1,153 ppm
  • One product labeled in Chinese characters with red flower and green leaves, 1,108 ppm
  • Aichun Beauty Aloe Vera Whitening and Speckle Removing Series, 286 ppm
The public is warned not to buy any of these products.

[sources 1, 2