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Alleged sale of stale buns probed

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In a world that emphasizes the green economy to such a large extent, the word means energy saving and environmental friendliness. But when used in reference to steamed buns, the word suggests a different threatening.


What is your recipe for making steamed buns?

Flour? Water? And possibly some flavor.

Next time, try illegal chemicals, yellow coloring, and most importantly, recycled buns.

Footage shared by an undercover reporter captures the manufacturing process of a Shanghai-based company.

Buns past their expiry date were thrown into mixers for recycling.

Illegal chemicals, such as artificial sweetener, were added casually.

And yellow coloring was used to make the old buns look fresh.

Curious whether the food is still safe? Here is a clue.

When asked to try the recycled buns, one worker inside the factory rejected.

Worker of Recycled Buns Manufacturer, said, "No way. I would rather die than eat this."

To one's surprise, the buns are in great demand in Shanghai.

"We produce 30,000 such buns each day and ship to 400 retailing outlets in Shanghai. But still we are running behind in supplying the demand." Worker said.

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