We apologise if you're eating, because what we are about to tell you is disgusting. Dis-gust-ing.
An underground network has been busted for smuggling old chicken feet, some of which are 46 years past their sell-by date, to be sold in markets in Guangxi, China. *shudders*
According to The Telegraph, the Vietnamese smuggling ring was uncovered during a raid by Chinese authorities in May. However, it was only reported this week.
The feet had been treated with chemicals to give them a white colour, kill bacteria and increase portion sizes. *shudders again*
Although a whopping 22 tonnes of products were seized, authorities have warned about the risks surrounding smuggled foods.
It's enough to put HuffPost UK Lifestyle off meat for good.
Also on HuffPost:
The Huffington Post’s Weird News email delivers unbelievably strange, yet absolutely true news once a week straight to your inbox. Learn more