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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

China Food Scare

China Food Scare

Hong Kong's health secretary has stated that China often fails to inform the territory of dangers in food supplies.

This statement was as a result of tests on five kinds of freshwater fish imported from China, that showed that they contained a banned suspected carcinogen, recently found in eels for sale there.

A Hong Kong health official said China, which produces 90% of the world's supply of farmed eels, failed to inform it when it issued an urgent nationwide health alert last month.

That alert said the eels could contain the industrial dye malachite green, a toxin widely used as a disinfectant on fish farms which has been shown to cause cancer in rats.

Tests then found the chemical in five different species of freshwater fish, that are regularly eaten in Hong Kong.

Needless to say, Hong Kong have now banned these fish in the territory.

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