Days after Chinese authorities busted up what could be the grossest scam ever, the Ministry of Health announced that it would step up efforts to fight the sale of recycled oil.
Along with the State Food Administration and other groups, the MOH kicked off a research project to single out cooking oils made from restaurant leftovers and other nasty substances.
The team of oil processing, food safety, and chemical analysis experts will take on the difficult task of telling apart illegal recycled oil and ordinary oil.
This measure arrived on the heels of the widely publicized arrest of 32 people in Zhejiang, Shandong, and Henan last week. After a four-month investigation, the police found over 100 tonnes of oil made from gutter waste.
If you somehow feel the need to see one of these “gutter oil” factories for yourself, head over to the Shanghaiist for some truly stomach-churning pictures.
Excuse me, I need to go barf now.
Via China Daily