Me too, I buy and eat absolutely NOTHING from China, nor would I serve anything in a professional capacity. It was a little hard to give up some of the wonderful condiments and produce I used to buy at Chinese markets, but there are some American companies that make them here, and small farmers are growing more of the Chinese veggies. Lots of farmed shrimp is from China, and when you look at the stats of the small percentage of products they actually test and how many are rejected as toxic, it makes you realize that it's prudent to eat none of it.
You mentioned dumplings, did you see the footage caught of people cutting up cardboard boxes and putting them into the dumpling contents.
It is very sad to me to see more and more produce coming from China. Chinese apples are in the store more and more, guess we don't grow any here so we need to bring them in from a country that still uses DDT.
It is an eye opener to see how toxic their environment has become and how poisonous their food is. They really blew it if you ask me, because they have a lot of beautiful countryside and so many farmers who could be contributing to the nation's economy, but they have blown any international faith that their food is safe. They have shown a total disrespect to their farmers in how they have grabbed their land without proper compensation to fuel their "development". Who would think of adding something as toxic as melamine to get protein content to read higher, sheesh. And that ended up getting fed to farmed fish in BC in Canada, and I also read poultry in the U.S., but hey, government says it's safe. :beer:
I shudder when I see more "organics" coming from China. Eek. Trader Joe's had Chinese "organic" sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and some other stuff I noticed in their nuts and dried fruit section. It is interesting how less prominently labelled it is than the products from other countries of origin. I'm guessing that the Walmart "organic" stuff will eventually include a lot of stuff from China.
Then there's the products that say "Product of USA" that can be made with ingredients from China. Such as apple juice. It's canned in the US, so most of the "value" is in the US so my understanding is that it qualifies as Product of USA even if 100% of the apple juice is from concentrate from China. It's an eye opener to see how many packaged convenience foods contain some China in them too.