Stranger Than Fiction Story Of The Day: Chinese Reject US Sardines

The Chinese government has rejected 47 tons of  US sardines according to China’s official Xinhua News Agency. The little fish were shipped through Japan, and, according to the communists were “infected with disease-inducing bacteria,” according to The Associated Press.

The report said sample inspections showed the sardines were infected with listeria monocytogens, a bacteria that can lead to vomiting, fever and blood poisoning, the AP added.

The ships bringing in the sardines were loaded with lead-painted toys and are heading back to the US destined for Mattel’s (MAT) headquarters in El Segundo, CA

Douglas A. McIntyre