A series of recent scandals have shaken public confidence in the safety and quality of China's food. From deadly infant formula to the discovery of thousands of dead pigs floating in a major river near Shanghai, Chinese consumers increasingly worry whether the food on their tables is safe to eat, as do consumers and authorities in the many countries to which China exports.

RFA reporters conducted an investigation in the southern province of Guangdong. These videos document their findings.

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Video Reports

Inside An Illegal Slaughterhouse
April 7, 2013
Tainted pork from illegal slaughterhouses enters China's food supply every day.
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The Making of 'Gutter Oil'
May 2, 2013
Most of China's 'gutter oil' winds up in cheap restaurants and among street food vendors.
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Toxic Soil
May 21, 2013
Farmers in southern China's Guangdong province use contaminated garbage as fertilizer.
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Soured on Soy Milk
June 19, 2013
Much of the soy milk on the market in China is a chemical substitute.
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Food Safety in the News

Cast of Characters

The Butchers

The Butchers

Workers at this illegal slaughterhouse butcher hundreds of pigs a night.
Gutter Oil Entrepreneur

The 'Gutter Oil' Entrepreneur

This woman earned enough from her 'gutter oil' business to build a house.
 The Greenpeace Rep

The Greenpeace Rep

Lin Pei Yee says China's government should do a better job enforcing food safety regulations.
The Soy Milk Mixer

The Soy Milk Mixer

Lao Zhang takes pride in his fake soy milk concoction.