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Turbot trouble for consumers

by the Fish Site Editor
24 November 2006, at 12:00am

CHINA - The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) yesterday found malachite green, a cancer-causing substance, in two samples of turbot.

The samples, found in two stores at Pei Ho Street market in Shamshuipo, were found to contain 340 parts per billion and 480 parts per billion malachite green, the CFS said.

However, the CFS acting controller Ho Yuk-yin said the health risk by the substance would be minimal. The CFS has tested five samples. Ho said the centre would test the antibiotics levels of the samples and trace the origin.

He also said that the CFS would ensure that turbot fish are not sold in the market. "We will confiscate the product if we discover people selling it," he said.

Source: China Daily

the Fish Site Editor