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(Abc.net.au)   Chinese to buy out Smithfield Foods, but only after they improve their food quality standards to meet Chinese requirements   (abc.net.au ) divider line
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2013-09-25 03:11:06 AM  
Would the last fat, retiring to his yacht in the Caymans motherf*cker to cash out their corporate whorehouse to the Pacific rim please leave their passport at the desk?
 
2013-09-25 03:12:32 AM  
P.S.  I ain't never eating anything with that label again cause rankly, melamine tastes funny.
 
2013-09-25 03:32:18 AM  
MOAR melamime!
 
2013-09-25 09:41:32 AM  

Tarkus: MOAR melamime!


Unfortunately, the USDA and their draconian regulations enforced by jackbooted inspectors will prevent Smithfield from doing this.

Fortunately, many bills are pending in the House to strip away this job-crippling regulation, remove the red tape, and get melamine in to the mouths of hard-working Americans.
 
2013-09-25 09:48:10 AM  

Tarkus: MOAR melamime!


bunner: P.S.  I ain't never eating anything with that label again cause rankly, melamine tastes funny.


People are way more concerned about the takeover than they necessarily need to be -- IMO Shuanghui is taking over Smithfield to get access to American technology and manufacturing methods, not to force Chinese techniques onto American companies.  Also, while the US customer base is certainly attractive to them, what's more attractive is being able to sell the Chinese customer base on higher grade product, at a time when a lot of people in China are very concerned about food safety.

That said, trust but verify.
 
2013-09-25 09:53:55 AM  

bunner: P.S.  I ain't never eating anything with that label again cause rankly, melamine tastes funny.


Good luck with that. Beyond Smithfield, you will have to avoid
Eckrich
Farmland
Amour
Cooks
Gwaltney
John Morrel
Kretschmar
Curlly's
Carando
Margherita
Healthy ones

And that is just the 'name brands.'  There are always the 'Hey look, store brand bacon is cheap.  Wait-a-minute, its just relabeled Farmland product.'
 
2013-09-25 10:18:57 AM  
This whole thing reminds me of that movie The Campaign with Will Ferrell in which the "Koch Brothers" in that movie conspire to create Chinese zones in the US so they can pay factory workers Chinese wages to work in America to save shipping and claim "Made in USA".
 
2013-09-25 10:31:18 AM  
Meramine mean dericious!
 
2013-09-25 10:46:01 AM  
Can't wait for their new line of hot and sour old meat soup.
 
2013-09-25 11:30:19 AM  
Smithfield's chemically enhanced marinated cuts are actually pretty good for $2.28/lb. I hope those stay.
 
2013-09-25 12:02:29 PM  

bdub77: This whole thing reminds me of that movie The Campaign with Will Ferrell in which the "Koch Brothers" in that movie conspire to create Chinese zones in the US so they can pay factory workers Chinese wages to work in America to save shipping and claim "Made in USA".


I like how they called it "insourcing"
 
2013-09-25 12:05:09 PM  

Arkanaut: Tarkus: MOAR melamime!

bunner: P.S.  I ain't never eating anything with that label again cause rankly, melamine tastes funny.

People are way more concerned about the takeover than they necessarily need to be -- IMO Shuanghui is taking over Smithfield to get access to American technology and manufacturing methods, not to force Chinese techniques onto American companies.  Also, while the US customer base is certainly attractive to them, what's more attractive is being able to sell the Chinese customer base on higher grade product, at a time when a lot of people in China are very concerned about food safety.

That said, trust but verify.


Shut up! They're on a roll here.
 
2013-09-25 02:19:30 PM  
The deal also hinged on moves by Smithfield to eliminate ractomine, a synthetic swine feed supplement aimed at boosting the animal's weight, from its farms and processing plants.

China Russia and the European Union have expressed concern that the supplement posed a health risks to consumers.


Disgusting.  From now on, I'm only eating kosher pork products.
 
2013-09-25 02:46:45 PM  

bunner: P.S.  I ain't never eating anything with that label again cause rankly, melamine tastes funny.


Dioxin will cover up that taste.
 
2013-09-25 02:49:20 PM  

Arkanaut: Tarkus: MOAR melamime!

bunner: P.S.  I ain't never eating anything with that label again cause rankly, melamine tastes funny.

People are way more concerned about the takeover than they necessarily need to be -- IMO Shuanghui is taking over Smithfield to get access to American technology and manufacturing methods, not to force Chinese techniques onto American companies.  Also, while the US customer base is certainly attractive to them, what's more attractive is being able to sell the Chinese customer base on higher grade product, at a time when a lot of people in China are very concerned about food safety.

That said, trust but verify.


In other words: "Find out how the round eye Yankees make such wonderful foods, then make them cheaper, destroying American food companies."

Enjoy your Armor Hot Dogs, soon with REAL DOG.
 
2013-09-25 03:01:27 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Enjoy your Armor Hot Dogs, soon with REAL DOG.


Nah, you can't get a consistent flavor with dog.  Too many breeds.
 
2013-09-25 03:13:38 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Arkanaut: Tarkus: MOAR melamime!

bunner: P.S.  I ain't never eating anything with that label again cause rankly, melamine tastes funny.

People are way more concerned about the takeover than they necessarily need to be -- IMO Shuanghui is taking over Smithfield to get access to American technology and manufacturing methods, not to force Chinese techniques onto American companies.  Also, while the US customer base is certainly attractive to them, what's more attractive is being able to sell the Chinese customer base on higher grade product, at a time when a lot of people in China are very concerned about food safety.

That said, trust but verify.

In other words: "Find out how the round eye Yankees make such wonderful foods, then make them cheaper, destroying American food companies."

Enjoy your Armor Hot Dogs, soon with REAL DOG.


This just seems racist.
 
2013-09-25 04:10:43 PM  

YixilTesiphon: TV's Vinnie: Arkanaut: Tarkus: MOAR melamime!

bunner: P.S.  I ain't never eating anything with that label again cause rankly, melamine tastes funny.

People are way more concerned about the takeover than they necessarily need to be -- IMO Shuanghui is taking over Smithfield to get access to American technology and manufacturing methods, not to force Chinese techniques onto American companies.  Also, while the US customer base is certainly attractive to them, what's more attractive is being able to sell the Chinese customer base on higher grade product, at a time when a lot of people in China are very concerned about food safety.

That said, trust but verify.

In other words: "Find out how the round eye Yankees make such wonderful foods, then make them cheaper, destroying American food companies."

Enjoy your Armor Hot Dogs, soon with REAL DOG.

This just seems racist.


Because people in China would never eat dogs. Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.
 
2013-09-25 04:47:19 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Tarkus: MOAR melamime!

Unfortunately, the USDA and their draconian regulations enforced by jackbooted inspectors will prevent Smithfield from doing this.

Fortunately, many bills are pending in the House to strip away this job-crippling regulation, remove the red tape, and get melamine in to the mouths of hard-working Americans.


I'm just surprised it took this long for you bastards to notice this big buyout taking place over your Obamacare whining. This has been going on for months after that little Paula Deen mishap. I'd thought with all of you Farkers gushing about Bacon all the time you'd be on top of this story. Shame on you.
 
2013-09-25 04:47:30 PM  
Are they gonna buy Farmer John too?
i.qkme.me
 
2013-09-25 07:42:37 PM  
As long as it's exported out of here, I'm a'ight with that.
 
2013-09-25 09:25:27 PM  
I love how 95% of the posts here are making fun of melamine and other shiatty stuff found in Chinese products and ignoring/not reading the article that pointed out it was the American food standards that were too low for consumption elsewhere in the world.

"The deal also hinged on moves by Smithfield to eliminate ractomine, a synthetic swine feed supplement aimed at boosting the animal's weight, from its farms and processing plants.

China,  Russia and the European Union have expressed concern that the supplement posed a health risks to consumers
."

Woo, USA!!!

While you are making fun of China eating dogs, those dogs are of a higher standard and stuffed with less synthetics than your bacon.
 
2013-09-25 11:02:16 PM  

Greymalkin: I love how 95% of the posts here are making fun of melamine and other shiatty stuff found in Chinese products and ignoring/not reading the article that pointed out it was the American food standards that were too low for consumption elsewhere in the world.

"The deal also hinged on moves by Smithfield to eliminate ractomine, a synthetic swine feed supplement aimed at boosting the animal's weight, from its farms and processing plants.

China,  Russia and the European Union have expressed concern that the supplement posed a health risks to consumers."

Woo, USA!!!

While you are making fun of China eating dogs, those dogs are of a higher standard and stuffed with less synthetics than your bacon.


There's no such thing as ractomine. The drug is called  ractopamine. And it's permitted in many countries besides the US, so it is not accurate to say that American food standards are too low for "the rest of the world" just because Russia and China have banned it. Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ractopamine
 
2013-09-26 08:25:33 AM  

itcamefromschenectady: Greymalkin: I love how 95% of the posts here are making fun of melamine and other shiatty stuff found in Chinese products and ignoring/not reading the article that pointed out it was the American food standards that were too low for consumption elsewhere in the world.

"The deal also hinged on moves by Smithfield to eliminate ractomine, a synthetic swine feed supplement aimed at boosting the animal's weight, from its farms and processing plants.

China,  Russia and the European Union have expressed concern that the supplement posed a health risks to consumers."

Woo, USA!!!

While you are making fun of China eating dogs, those dogs are of a higher standard and stuffed with less synthetics than your bacon.

There's no such thing as ractomine. The drug is called  ractopamine. And it's permitted in many countries besides the US, so it is not accurate to say that American food standards are too low for "the rest of the world" just because Russia and China have banned it. Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ractopamine


Thanks for the correction on spelling, got it from the article.

Nonetheless reading that link you provided does not inspire confidence that it is either something one should have in their food or that the US is doing a very good job of controlling it

eg, "The maximum residues limit of ractopamine is 50 and 10 ppb in the USA and Japan, respectively."
 
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