Diseased pork sold as healthy roasted pigs in Ho Chi Minh City

VIETNAM - Diseased pigs are roasted, covered in artificial coloring and strongly scented to mask their spots and rots, and then put on sale as nutritious pork in Ho Chi Minh City.
calendar icon 31 August 2006
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Nguyen Hong, a resident of District 7 in Ho Chi Minh City, said she recently bought a 10kg roast pig in Nha Be district roasting facility which turned out to be diseased before being cooked.

“On the outside, it looks delicious. After a sacrificial ritual, the pig was brought in to eat. Only then did I discover it was covered in black spots and white grain-like nodules,” she said.

“Almost all pig traders are willing to buy diseased and long-dead pigs”, a pork seller in the city told Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper.

Source: Thanh Nien News
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