10 Common Foods Made in China

A List of 10 Commonly Used Foods Made in China

The label “Made In China” is so ubiquitous in the U.S. that we expect to see it on the majority of goods in our homes. However, one place you may not expect to see it is on foods you eat every day. Here are 10 commonly used foods that are made in China – but they don’t have to be.

1. Tilapia:

Tilapia is commonly fish-farmed in China. These fish are some of the worst, most toxic and unhealthy fish that you can come across. A tilapia fish will eat anything, comparable to a bottom-feeder fish and fish farming is a small pool of wastewater that the fish live in. It’s one of the worst fish purchases you could buy and it’s commonly known that in China the seafood farmers won’t even let their children eat the seafood that they farm, that should tell you something. 80% of the Tilapia in America comes from there.

2. Cod Fish:

Cod is another type of fish that is fish farmed in China. This fish is not healthy and lives in its own waste. Currently, just over 50% of American Cod comes from China.

3. Chinese Apple Juice:

Believe it or not approximately 50% of the apple juice sold in the United States comes from China. They are the LARGEST pesticide producing country in the world and they haven’t even begun to address pesticide or chemical residue on foods. I recommend completely avoiding apple juice, for yourself and your children. Fruit juice is too rich in sugar and is better mixed with vegetable juice for your blood sugar levels.

4. Processed Mushrooms:

US inspectors have found tainted mushrooms from China. Some manufacturers there go so far as to label these processed mushrooms organic to increase their profits. If you do a google search you’ll find that there are many “mystery mushrooms” in that area of the world, completely fake. 34% of processed mushrooms are from China. Do your best to know your source, buy local and true organic!

5. Chinese Garlic:

U.S. inspectors have also found tainted garlic from China. This garlic is sprayed with chemicals more than abundantly and this garlic leaves a bad aftertaste, that of a chemical concoction. 31% of Garlic sold in the US is from China.

6. Chicken:

In 2013 the US Department of Agriculture approved the sale of Chinese chicken in America. Many food safety experts are concerned with the quality of this chicken as China is a country where avian influenza and food-borne illness are common. Beyond that, China produces more pesticides than any other country in the world and is polluted by not only that but mass production and industry.

7. Plastic Rice:

It is believed that it is actually made from potatoes and a fake synthetic resin. When boiled, the rice stays hard and doesn’t cook like regular rice. It is believed that long-term effects of this food could be cancerous.

8. Mud (Sold As Black Pepper):

A vendor in China collected mud and sold it as black pepper, and also took flour and sold it as white pepper. Call it whatever you want and sell away! The Chinese don’t have a lot of due diligence in their food and safety regulatory systems. Not that these are always great, just look at America! We have standards but very low standards at best.

9. Industrial Salt:

Industrial salt is unfit for human consumption yet Industrial salt was sold as table salt for 13 years! Industrial salt can cause both mental and physical issues, hypothyroid problems as well as reproductive system disorders.

10. Green Peas:

Fake green peas in China were found in 2005, and may still be produced today. These fake peas were created with snow peas, soy beans, along with green dye and sodium metabisulfite (a chemical that is used as bleach and as a preservative). This dye is banned to use on produce because it may cause cancer, as well as inhibit the body’s natural ability to absorb calcium. These green peas also didn’t soften when boiled and the water turned an unnatural green color. So, avoid green peas from China.

Did you already know?

What do you think of these common foods coming from China?  Does it concern you? Share your thoughts and opinions below.


[RELATED: Read about our 2017 Made in America Roundtable with the President at the White House.]

Author Details
Established in 2010, The Made in America Movement is the leading independently owned, non-partisan organization promoting businesses in the USA, reaching over 520,000 American consumers.
28 replies
  1. TINA
    TINA says:

    I can’t believe this. I purchased “Aqua Star Crispy Battered Alaskan Cod – Wild Caught” from Walmart. I always buy Wild fish. I’m SHOCKED, on the back bottom left corner of the package it states: “Wild Caught Cod Harvested in U.S.A. Product of China.” This is a VERY MISLEADING add. I’m calling the company.

    Reply
  2. Sher
    Sher says:

    Everyone I know is so disgusted about buying fish in the US because almost all has actually been processed in China ( and with who knows what). How do you find fish from the US?

    Reply
  3. lauraeream
    lauraeream says:

    I don’t believe all these statements to be true, but that does not mean we can’t be conscious on our store purchases. I hope everyone can do their part in boosting the American Economy.

    Reply
  4. henry navarro
    henry navarro says:

    FOR ALLYOU PEOPLE THAT DON’T BELIEVE ALL THIS DONE BY THE YOUR GOV,YES ALL ARE
    IN THIS FDA, AND THE REST OF YOUR HIGHER UPS BOTTOM LINE IS MONEY FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY IS ROOT OF ALL EVIL CORRUPUTION PERIOD AND IF YOU WANT PROOF DO YOUR OWN RESHEASH PEOPLE YOUR GOV. IS BEHIND OF ALL THIS LOOK UP CHEMTRAIL, FLORIDE IN YOUR WATER, GMOS SO CALLED FOOODS ON AND ON I COULD GO ON, I FOR ONE I KNOW WITH OUT A DOUGT ALL THESE STATEMENTS ARE SAD BUT TRUE. PERIOD.

    Reply
  5. Debra Hojnacki
    Debra Hojnacki says:

    It’s sickening. I don’t buy anything from China. But, when it comes to food we eat, and serve to our families, you now have to check labels. I think this is disgusting.

    Reply
    • Emmie
      Emmie says:

      How can we avoid buying products fron China when most everything we purchase comes from China. Unfortunately, all items are not labeled MADE IN CHINA or MADE IN U.S.

      Reply
    • Ger
      Ger says:

      You don’t buy anything from China? Please. Whatever you wear, whatever you use, China is involved somehow. The machine that prints your “MADE IN THE USA” tag is China made. Your proud US flag is made in, you guessed it, China.

      Reply
  6. Barbara Kaufer
    Barbara Kaufer says:

    Are these products marked that they are from China? Is there is an issue with fresh garlic but doesn’t give country of origin, also dog food sold by Sam’s is from China, the packages are not marked, I had to go to the internet to find that out. Also never, ever buy farm raised anything. Find out on google what that exactly mean.

    Reply
  7. Karen
    Karen says:

    As rich as America is why this country need China to grow our food? I am against it! I use to eat their food, but not anymore. My sister and I are informing others about this madness. People wake up! Look around you. People are dying from cancer, strokes, heart attacks etc. It’s in our food that’s being imported into our country. Stop eating Chinese food. The more we eat their food they will stay in business. WAKE UP AMERICAN

    Reply
    • Emmie
      Emmie says:

      Why is the U.S. importing food from China? MONEY. Whose looking out for us. NO ONE! Our foods are not fit to eat. Where is the USDA?

      Reply
  8. Andy
    Andy says:

    Christopher Ranch is the largest supplier of garlic in the US. While they have a US presence, they also have deep ties with China. China makes something like 80 percent of the world’s processed garlic, in the US, it’s hidden through Christopher Ranch. Best to grow your own garlic these days. May as well grow your own everything, then you know for sure that it’s not coming from China.

    Reply
  9. Linda
    Linda says:

    Why do we need to import food from China? I was shocked to see the list of foods we import. Small farms have been pushed out of business by large farms. Instead of importing food from China, it seems we should be encouraging food to be grown here.

    Reply
  10. MARY ANN
    MARY ANN says:

    They have gone to Africa to colonize Africa with their fake cheap goods and fake milk, fake rice, fake fishes, and fake every thing. After Africa attract debts they say to pay us we shall own your Airport and your air space???? Listened to NPR Guinea-Bissau A SMALL African country in the west coast of Africa refused to sign a china deal for them to build an airport because, they have wise leadership America please save Africa from colonization by China, come to our rescue our leaders were either bought or mis lead

    Reply
  11. a boyd
    a boyd says:

    Ask your VET and they willl tell you if you want to kill your pets feed them dog/cat food made in china….petco and others have taken all china made dog food off the shelves as of last year….Most of your pork is processed in china with made in USA labels…

    Reply
    • Deanna
      Deanna says:

      That should be illigal to put a sticker made in USA when in fact it’s China. I just got thru reading about a real problem China has with chickens ducks and other foul they have found that has H7N9 virus and guess what it’s now in humans over there very deadly virus the cdc is watching the us check it out on cdc web site scary

      Reply
  12. Karl
    Karl says:

    The best way to be safe and patriotic is to avoid buying any Chinese goods whenever possible. China is at heart, America’s worst enemy. Why should we help their economy and make the country rich so they can develop more weapons against us? It isn better to spend a little more on American-made goods than help the Chinese, especially since many of their food products cannot be trusted for authenticity and health reasons.

    Reply
  13. Andy Holmberg
    Andy Holmberg says:

    It’s worse than you think. My wife is Korean and college educated. We watch Korean news and other sources on- line. The Chinese are killing us. They are Communists and our deadly enemy.

    Reply
  14. Steve Leasure
    Steve Leasure says:

    Why should we buy anything from any communist country, isn’t this we fought against and died for. Yet we turn around and support these countries!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply