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Ratchaburi: Over 8,500 pigs impounded after being tested for enhancing meat color substances

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Over 8,500 pigs impounded after being tested for enhancing meat color substances 

By Thai PBS

 

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The Livestock Development Department has impounded 8,540 pigs from four pig farms in Ratchaburi province after initial strip tests at the farms show positive results of the use of meat coloring enhancement chemicals in the animals.

 

The seizure of the pigs for further lab tests was the outcome of a raid of nine pig farms in Ratchaburi by about 100 officials from the Livestock Development led by the department’s deputy chief Mr Chirasak Pipattanapongsophon following a tipoff from informants about suspected use of banned chemicals in pigs.

 

Urine samples from the impounded pigs will be sent for tests at the department’s laboratory and if it is confirmed that meat coloring enhancement chemicals were used by the four pig farms, legal action will be taken against them, said Mr Sorawit Thaneeto, the inspector-general and acting Livestock Development Department.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/8500-pigs-impounded-tested-enhancing-meat-color-substances/

 
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My wife has always said that pork in the local markets that is too red, means they have been treated with chemicals. 

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what is the point of trying to colour the meat, all it does is introduce more chemicals into the food chain as if we didn't have enough already and for what

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6 minutes ago, missoura said:

My wife has always said that pork in the local markets that is too red, means they have been treated with chemicals. 

 

agree, but why ? we all know that pork can be easily identified by its colour - somewhere between beef and chicken, I fail to see the point of doing this, I want my pork to look like pork, it would put me off if it didn't 

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37 minutes ago, missoura said:

My wife has always said that pork in the local markets that is too red, means they have been treated with chemicals. 

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Are the flys included in the price ?

regards Worgeordie

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3 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

Are the flys included in the price ?

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No, no! Those pesky little things have no value. It is the big fat blowflies that inflate the price. Especially after they have laid their eggs.

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1 hour ago, Cadbury said:

Perhaps the Thai pig farmers learned the trick from farang Atlantic salmon farmers. That farmed fish is chock full of antibiotics, pesticides and colouring agents. 

Peer reviews source ?

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59 minutes ago, edwinchester said:

Pork full of chemicals.

Beef full of chemicals.

Poultry full of chemicals.

Vegetables full of chemicals.

Fruit full of chemicals.

Think I'll stick to beer.

Think I'll stick to beer.

No chemicals except possibly formalin and glycerol.

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1 hour ago, ratcatcher said:

Think I'll stick to beer.

No chemicals except possibly formalin and glycerol.

It's a good thing you have chosen beer as most good brewers don't use refined sugar from cane. Therefore no toxic paraquat in beer. The more you drink the healthier you become.

Consumers of soft drinks aren't so lucky as you.

Sugarcane farmers use between 1.5 and 2 litres of paraquat per rai of sugarcane.

 

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