It appears that there is something worse than fake eggs. Chinese police in Guangxi raided a storage site and found decades-old chicken feet — some dating to the cultural revolution in 1967. A criminal gang smuggled chicken feet, beef tripe and cartilage from Vietnam — some 20 tons of bad meat and chicken feet that were processed with bleach and other chemicals to hide the smell.
The gang was smuggling the meat from Vietnam and using bleach and other chemicals to add weight and improve its coloring. Restaurants were buying the old meat knowingly and cooking it in ways to hide the pungent smell.
The police also seized hundreds of bear paws in different raids that are part of a booming Chinese demand for exotic and endangered animal parts.