Postgraduate establishes food safety website,warning Chinese are exchanging feces to eat
The map of food safety situlation of China on the homepage of the website 'Throw out of window' reveals that the number of regions experiencing severe food safety problems in China has increased from 4 in 2004 to 11 in 2011.
Report warns that Chinese are exchanging feces to eatWu Heng names his report Food Safety Situation of China as Exchanging Feces to Eat (易粪相食). This name is a derivative from the Chinese idiom exchanging children to eat (易子相食) firstly mentioned in Zuo Zhuan (左传) written by an ancient Chinese philosopher. Exchanging feces to eat means that every food products manufacturer knows the products he makes is rubbish and so never eat them, thus in the long run, the food everyone eat is all possibly rubbish. The chicken wings I make is of problem so I never eat them, but I may drink milk; The milk I make is problematic and so I never drink it but I will eat chicken wings. No matter whether you are willing or not, there is no safe island in the sea of problematic food.Wu Heng's website was at a time paralysed on May 3. He had to pay more to change to a better server and buy a new domain. "The fee of 600 RMB per year is bearable for me and the maintenance of the website is shouldered by many volunteers." Wu Heng said.
Shanghai government to take action on food safety scandalsAfter the website of Wu Heng gets popular, the government of Shanghai has decided to take more measurements to tackle food safety problems. On March 29, a hotline 12331 dedicated to hearing food safety complaints was established in Shanghai. Customers are encouraged to inquire, report and complain any food safety problem. A offcial of Shanghai Food Safety Commission said customers are welcome to participate in monitoring food safety and for those reporting food safety scandals would receive rewards as high as 200,000 RMB.