Thursday, August 16, 2007

China Made Charcoal Roasted Chickens

With the recall of toys that were manufactured in China due to non-stringent quality control systems, one is not surprised to see other goods being produced at a low quality standards especially those charcoal roasted chickens.

One will puke after seeing how a rural factory could produced such chickens for consumption.
Early morning, chicken collectors would go around the neighbourhood.
House by house looking for dead chickens.
At a cost of Renminbi 1.00 per chicken, it's a steal.
A number of collectors are hired each day to do such collections.
The small factory was just like the state of a car workshop.
Carcasses was all over the compound.
Even a doggie could go near to sniff it.
The de-feathering process starts here.
Easy job - just pull the feathers out.Feathers were strewn around the small factory without any cause of concern for hygiene.

An unused bathtub was used to clean the chicken after de-feathering.
Staff walking in and out of the small factory oblivious to chickens lying around the floor.

Here is the end product - the Charcoal Roasted Chickens after some colourings were added onto it to make it real.
Another 'profit over hygiene' case!

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Blogger Shionge said...

Very very disturbing indeed Johnny, every now and then pple are very careful when it comes to China products too :(

Thanks for sharing.

16 August, 2007 15:22  
Blogger Huei said...


this is definately not something for me to see..i'll start crying >.<

i just skipped the photos


oh btw..i used to keep chickens as i love them alot (but i still eat chicken..complicating life) aye

16 August, 2007 17:36  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

due to cheap labour / cost overheads in china, quality could be sacrificed due to incompetent staff there and hence such goods being produced

16 August, 2007 17:39  
Blogger lasilasi said...

ewwww.... they always do this: colouring. when black sesame is more valuable than white ones, they dye the white sesame into black. duh!

17 August, 2007 22:28  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

this type of heavy dyeing effect will really affect human's health in short term

20 August, 2007 03:20  
Blogger Randal Oulton said...

Hi there,

Just wondered what your backup is for this story?

03 April, 2008 22:19  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

photos were picked from a china news agency

03 April, 2008 23:06  

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