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Remember 33-year-old Dave from AMT313 who wanted to eat something older than him? Heidi emailed to say:
Came across this article today and immediately thought of that episode. Apologies if it’s too gross.
Almost half a billion dollars worth of smuggled frozen meat – some of it rotting and more than 40 years old – has been seized in China, official media have reported.
More than 100,000 tonnes of chicken wings, beef and pork worth up to 3bn yuan ($483m) were seized in the nationwide crackdown, the state-run China Daily newspaper said.
“It was smelly and I nearly threw up when I opened the door,” said an official from Hunan province, where 800 tonnes were seized.
Officials from Guangxi, a southern region bordering Vietnam, found some of the meat was “more than 40 years old”, the newspaper said.
That would mean it was packed and stored when the country still under the rule of Communist China’s founding father, Mao Zedong, who died in 1976.
That’s gross, but I suspect there are things in my mother’s freezer that have been there since BEFORE Mao came to power.