China is one of the biggest countries in the world, and its vast population has become an increasing economic problem. Apparently, their natural resources are slowly running out, and cannot fully sustain the entire nation. This is the reason why counterfeits are very rampant in the country.
Although there have been numerous reports of product counterfeits coming from China, we did not expect that even food items can have fake versions in this country! It is alarming because such practices can harm peoples health and even cause death.
Below is a list of 9 counterfeit food items made in China.
#1. Fake Rice noodles.
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In 2010, 50 factories near Dongguan, China were closed down by authorities due to the illegal use of rotten grain and potentially poisonous chemicals to manufacture rice noodles. The operation of these factories were massive, amounting to approximately 1.1 million pounds of fake noodles before the controversial discovery.