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Jul 14, 2015
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A couple of weeks ago, footages of how fake ingredients are made became viral on social media. Staple foods such as rice and eggs were discovered to be replicated and mass produced using deadly synthetic materials. 


Video via The Star Online's YouTube channel

To up the scare factor, there was an alleged fake rice incident that happened in Davao quite recently. However, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of Region 11 was quick to address the issue, declaring it as an isolated incident.


Video via Dhimas Vian's YouTube channel

Isolated case or not, it's still disgusting to think that such fakeries exist. What's worse is that it has already reached local shores. However, if you think this ends with rice and eggs, you're (possibly) dead wrong—synthetic fake food makers have allegedly started creating fake versions of one of our fave pulutan: chicharon!

Watch:

PATI CHICHARON PEKE NA RIN

PATI CHICHARON PEKE NA RIN

Posted by Bassilyo on Sunday, 12 July 2015

OH THE HORROR!

The video was uploaded on Bassilyo's Facebook page last Sunday, July 12, and now has over 330,000 views. The clip shows a group of friends comparing a genuine pork chicharon to a suspected fake fried pork skin. They examined the texture and even burned the fake one which melted like plastic. Would you want that inside you? We thought so.

However, we're yet to hear from the authorities regarding this alleged scheme. Although it looks like a synthetic form of chicharon, for all we know, the whole video itself might be fake, and that what we just saw is just a really bad kind of chicharon. Or it might not even be chicharon in the first place.

Hey government, can you please investigate this, like, now? WE WANT ANSWERS!

The number of counterfeit food cases has been growing as of late, and should be taken seriously. Phony foods contain chemicals that are deadly when consumed, so we urge our fellow consumers to keep a vigilant eye when purchasing stuff. Stay safe, everyone!

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