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!
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.