June 28, 2017

Video from China: Workers dunk empty Budweiser cans into a vat of beer in a factory that reseals the cans.

You see old cans — with the lids removed — lifted out of a cardboard box and submerged in a big tub of (presumably) beer by 2 women who are not even wearing gloves!

According to the article — in the South China Morning Post — people in China order canned beer because there have been exposés about the fraudulent refilling of liquor bottles. A can seems more reliable... seemed more reliable.

31 comments:

Ralph L said...

I'll bet it's used beer, too.

Kevin said...

Just like the MSM seemed more reliable.

Hagar said...

It is Wild, Wild West time in China!

Curious George said...

"...order canned bear."

Wait, what?

Ralph L said...

George, that's why pandas are endangered. It's an aphrodisiac in China.

John Tuffnell said...

Fake beer is worse than fake news.

But it's not fake! It's really in the can.

Who really cares about the origin of goods anyway?

rhhardin said...

Check ingredients for China, is good food advice.

Garlic powder is from China unless you work at finding a brand that isn't.

John Tuffnell said...

"Workers dunk empty beer cans Into a vat of beer . . ."

Raverne and Shirrey hardest hit.

Bob Boyd said...

The genesis of Chinese Budweiser.

1st Chinaman: "Budweiser tastes like piss."

2nd Chinaman: "Hey...."

Darrell said...

Huh! We brew Bud through a horse.

Laslo Spatula said...

You should see the vat they rinse out the used condoms in for resale.

I am Laslo.

Bob Ellison said...

They don't trust bottled beer?

I bought a six-pack of Dos Equis in Mexico once, and we put it in the fridge of our beach condo. That evening, I opened the fridge and pulled out two bottles, just pulled them out, and one of them broke in my hand. No injury. The glass was maybe 0.5mm thick in places and obviously couldn't handle the stress.

We speculated that the bottles had been used too many times, or maybe they were simply counterfeit. Weird. But that's the kind of thing that happens sometimes in nations with low quality control and oversight.

Clyde said...

It seems like eating and drinking in China is like playing Russian roulette with your health. Or maybe Chinese roulette.

Caroline Walker said...

Except...Recycling!

Earnest Prole said...

Fraudulent canned bear is the most unbearable of all canned bear.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

John Tuffnell said...

Raverne and Shirrey hardest hit.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to hell for laughing at that as hard as I did...

David said...

Remember the hysteria that the Chinese currency was on a path to supplement the dollar as the world standard?

You can stop worrying about that one for a while.

Clyde said...

Sometimes you get the canned bear, sometimes the canned bear gets you.

Earnest Prole said...

This bear tastes like shit!

Ann Althouse said...

"Wait, what?"

LOL.

I would never have noticed that.

Fixed.

Peter said...

"Check ingredients for China, is good food advice."

When possible. Vendors can label the product "made in USA" even if some or all of the ingredients in it are imported.

And it's not just food: where do you think the ingredients that went into your multivitamin pill came from?

(And that's even before one looks at that carnival Medicine Show known as "nutritional supplements.")

MayBee said...

My guide told me not to buy bottled water from street vendors in China for similar reasons.

Limited blogger said...

When I buy a can of Bud that says 'made in China' I'll be wary.

tim maguire said...

I never buy anything ingestible from China. I'd love to visit China, but only if I can bring my own food and drink.

Etienne said...

The only good 中国佬 is a dead 中国佬.

David-2 said...

No need for gloves, the alcohol will kill germs.

YoungHegelian said...

I have a foreign affairs think tank as a client. They host Chinese delegations all the time (e.g. to both the Repub & Dem. conventions).

You know what the Chinese who come over here do? They come with large suitcases & before heading back they stuff the suitcase with as much baby formula as it can hold. When they get back to China they either use it themselves or sell it to the neighbors.

There are ethnic Chinese in places like Australia who make their living smuggling baby formula from Australia into China.

YoungHegelian said...

This food adulteration business is an issue for me & the Mrs, too, since we cook Chinese all the time. I mean, you'd never think that a Jew out of Texas could whip out such kick-ass Chinese dishes, but there it is.

When we shop at the Chinese groceries in Rockville, MD, we scrupulously avoid anything that "manufactured" in China. Will we buy a bag of tree ears from China? Yes, but not Hoi-Sin sauce.

This is clearly an issue for the local Chinese, too. I see that the cans of tinned meat (e.g. Spam) clearly state on the label that the product is from the US or Canada.

lgv said...

Sourcing stuff out of China is a lot of work. The quality starts out poor. Then you implement new quality control processes and procedures. Then you get good quality. Then you head back to the states. Then they find perfect ways to cheat the processes and procedures. It's a cultural thing. Then you source it out of Taiwan and Korea because it is not worth the hassle.

James Graham said...

I was once told that Johnson and Johnson had a problem in India with "spurious re-fillers."

They acquired used baby powder cans and refilled them with some other white powder.

Mountain Maven said...

I thought all cultures are equal