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Uproar in China after cooking oil transported in fuel containers

China is enraged by the discovery that cooking oil was shipped in fuel-carrying containers, which is the most recent controversy in nation where concerns about the safety of food are pervasive.

The Beijing News, local state-sponsored publication, released an investigation last week into what it referred to as “open secret” in the transportation sector. The outlet discovered that multiple tanker trucks had loaded and unloaded edible cooking oil right away, without stopping to clean up between loads.

In the face of growing competition, truck drivers informed the newspaper that this method helped to reduce expenses. The source also cited Zhu Yi, food science expert, who stated that prolonged ingestion of coal oil—which is primarily composed of hydrocarbons—could result in poisoning.

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