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Mainland's shrimps to Taiwan safe, CFNA says

by the Fish Site Editor
06 September 2007, at 1:00am

CHINA - Chinese mainland's exported frozen shrimps are safe for consumption, China's chamber for food export said in a newly issued statement, responding to Taiwan authorities' late ban on the product.

The China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-Products (CFNA) said the mainland has been carrying out strict supervision on raw materials and finished products for frozen shrimp exports, and "nitrofuran is absolutely forbidden to be used in raising shrimps."

"Each shipment has to pass drug residue tests before export," the statement said.

The Taiwan authorities has banned shrimp imports from the mainland after residue of the forbidden antibiotic nitrofurans, a cancer-causing drug, was discovered in five shipments between July and August this year, local media reported.

Source: People'sDailyOnline

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